After having lived in so many drafty houses while growing up, I figured there was little you could do to improve the situation once a home had become leaky enough to present temperature concerns.
- You believe that there are just too many open holes either inside the attic or within your own walls that it would be an idiot to address the issue with any sense of urgency.
Yes, I knew that windows are an immense factor for a home’s energy efficiency, plus since it’s blatant to anyone with a brain that most of the time they can be swapped out and also replaced—that implies there is something a homeowner can do to mitigate a drafty house. And of course there is the weatherstrip foam that you can put inside the creases of your doorways leading into your house. This becomes a third factor in addressing drafts plus terrible insulation. With that being said, there was a single example I saw recently that easily surprised me. When I was reading through maintenance tips for central heating plus cooling systems, I spotted a post about getting your air duct resealed from the inside out. You could have an Heating plus A/C tech coat the inside of your ducts with an adhesive that hardens plus fills any air gaps, leaks, cracks, or holes. A strange product called Aeroseal is sprayed inside of your ventilation system plus bonds to the inside surfaces of the air duct. The last system costs more money plus requires more product to achieve the same results as having a serviceman do it by hand. Regardless, if you have drafts due to leaks in seasoned metal air duct, this could possibly be a gamechanger in addressing your home’s energy efficiency.