How to Locate Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

November 7, 2019

Having cold air leaks in your home can lead to extensive energy loss. In addition to making some rooms colder than others, they can increase your winter energy bills. The best way to eliminate all of the smallest leaks is to hire a professional. However, you could also do an inspection and find some bigger leaks by yourself.


Using your hands to find air leaks can help you identify large areas of heat loss. On a cold day when you have your home heated, run your hands around the edges of windows and doors that open to the exterior. Your skin is sensitive enough to find many leaks in this manner.


To find smaller leaks in your home, light a candle! Move the lit candle around the edges of air vents and light fixtures. If you see the flame flicker and move, it can indicate that you’re dealing with a cold air leak. Be sure to turn off your heating system when performing this test. A candle is sensitive enough to find leaks around your baseboards and crown moldings as well.

Hire a Professional

An HVAC professional can perform a blower test to identify all of the small leaks in your home. A blower fan in your door will depressurize your entire home. Once this is done, cold air leaks become very apparent. Mario's AC offers comprehensive heating services that can make your Hudson, FL, home more energy efficient. We can help you fix any leaks that we find.

Your Trusted HVAC Professionals

The team from Mario's AC has more than 80 years of experience serving the Hudson area. We’ve been screened and approved by HomeAdvisor so that our customers can have peace of mind about our services. We’re highly experienced with heating and cooling repair, installation and maintenance. Our company also offers indoor air quality services, duct cleaning and new construction services.

To learn more about the services our NATE-certified technicians offer in Hudson, give us a call today.

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