How Weather Stripping Helps Cool Your Home
Weather stripping is not something we typically talk about when we talk about Air Conditioning; however, it plays a very important role in helping to keep your home cool.
What Is Weather Stripping?
Weather stripping is strips of insulated material of varying thicknesses. Weather stripping creates a seal eliminating loss of cool air from your home or business. Weather stripping is also the process of installing the insulated strips around doors and windows. Its purpose is to prevent rain and water from entering, it also keeps interior air in and exterior air out, providing energy saving on Air Conditioning.
Where Is the Weather Stripping At In Your Home
Weather stripping can and should be placed around all doors and windows. Although weather stripping can be installed as a do it yourself project, it is still best to hire a professional to ensure a snug fit with doors closing comfortably and easily
What to check your weather stripping for
Weather stripping must be in good condition to do its job of helping your home stay cool by eliminating leaks. Check that is has a snug fit round doors and windows, no light should ever been seen around door frames. Get a flashlight and shine it through and have another person watch on the other side for any light, if light comes through then you are losing your cool air too. The more light you are seeing, the more cool air you are losing.
Also inspect for any dry rot, if the weather stripping is starting to crack or peel. Cracking or peeling weather stripping has lost its efficiency and needs to be replaced immediately, don’t wait until the effects are more obvious.
Weather Stripping is an integral part of keeping your home cool
Anything that boosts efficiency in cooling your home saves you money. Anything that saves you money and helps keep you cool is worth the time and investment. The best part is that Weather Stripping is relatively inexpensive for the strips themselves as well as the installation; in fact it is the easiest, fastest and most likely to be a candidate for do it yourself installation.
Keep Cool & Save Money
Keeping cool is what it is all about in the hot summers in our Desert Valley. To stay cool requires a lot more than just a good Air Conditioning Unit. It is a system with many integral parts and sometimes it is more about the parts that have nothing to do with the Air Conditioning at all. Improving the efficiency is accomplished simply by keeping the cool air in and the hot air out, weather stripping can save more money than almost any other aspect of your Cool Air plan.
Invest and Save Big
Take the few minutes to check your weather stripping and replace if necessary. Or make that one phone call that can give you the biggest savings possible over our long intense summer heat. Have your weather stripping checked and replaced and take the savings to the bank.