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How to Test for Drafts in Your Cape Cod Home with High Efficiency Energy Solutions

If you’re a homeowner in Cape Cod, you know that the harsh winters and unpredictable weather can take a toll on your home’s energy efficiency. One of the most common culprits of energy waste and discomfort in homes is drafts. These pesky air leaks can not only drive up your energy bills but also make your home feel chilly and uncomfortable, especially during the colder months. Fortunately, with the expertise of High Efficiency Energy Solutions, you can learn how to test for drafts in your house and take steps to eliminate them for good.

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Understanding the Impact of Drafts

Before we dive into how to test for drafts in your Cape Cod home, let’s first understand why drafts are a problem. Drafts occur when there are gaps or cracks in your home’s building envelope, allowing outside air to seep in and conditioned air to escape. This not only leads to energy waste but also makes it harder for your heating and cooling systems to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, resulting in increased energy consumption and higher utility bills.

Why High Efficiency Energy Solutions

At High Efficiency Energy Solutions, we’re passionate about helping homeowners in Cape Cod and beyond maximize their energy efficiency and comfort. Our No-Cost energy assessment will help you to identify and address energy inefficiencies, including drafts, to help you save money and enjoy a more comfortable living environment.

How to Test for Drafts in Your Cape Cod Home

Testing for drafts in your home is a straightforward process that can be done using simple tools and techniques. Here’s how to get started:

●      Visual Inspection:

Begin by visually inspecting your home for any obvious signs of drafts, such as gaps around windows and doors, cracks in walls or ceilings, and gaps around pipes, vents, and electrical outlets.

●      Candle Test:

Light a candle or incense stick and hold it near potential draft sources, such as windows, doors, and baseboards. Watch for any flickering of the flame or smoke, as this indicates the presence of a draft.

●      Hand Test:

On a windy day, walk around your home with your hand outstretched near potential draft sources. Feel for any noticeable air movement, which could indicate the presence of a draft.

●      Blower Door Test:

For a more thorough assessment, consider scheduling a No-Cost Energy assessment were our team of certified energy specialist will perform a blower door test to help in determining your homes efficiency and identify drafts. During this test, a powerful fan is installed in an exterior door to depressurize your home, allowing our technicians to pinpoint the location of drafts more accurately.

Addressing Drafts with High Efficiency Energy Solutions

Once you’ve identified any drafts in your home, it’s essential to take steps to address them promptly. High Efficiency Energy Solutions offers a range of services to help you eliminate drafts and improve your home’s energy efficiency, including:

  1. No-Cost home energy assessment
  2. Insulation (Cellulose, Fiberglass, Spray Foam)
  3. Duct Aeroseal
  4. Air Sealing
  5. Ventilation
  6. Weather Strips
  7. Power Strips
  8. Aerators
  9. Shower Heads
  10. HVAC System Assessment

The Benefits of Addressing Drafts

By addressing drafts in your home with the help of High Efficiency Energy Solutions, you can enjoy a wide range of benefits, including:

●      Lower Energy Bills:

Eliminating drafts reduces energy waste, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs.

●      Increased Comfort:

A draft-free home is a more comfortable home, with fewer temperature fluctuations and cold spots.

●      Improved Indoor Air Quality:

Sealing up drafts also helps keep out dust, pollen, and other outdoor pollutants, improving your home’s indoor air quality.

●      Reduced Environmental Impact:

By reducing your energy consumption, you’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future for Cape Cod and beyond.

Schedule Your No-Cost Home Energy Assessment with High Efficiency Energy Solutions Today

Ready to take control of your home’s energy efficiency and comfort? Contact High Efficiency Energy Solutions today to schedule a draft test for your home. Our team of experts will help you identify and eliminate drafts, saving you money and improving your homes efficiency.

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