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How You Can Find Drafts in Your Home

There are few pests more annoying or hazardous to your energy bills than a draft from a window or door. Your home might be at a comfortable temperature, but then, seemingly out of nowhere, the temperature drops. Drafts create chilly spots in your home and suck up your money through high energy bills. Which begs the question, how do you get rid of drafts?

Repairing a draft is fairly simple—that is, if you can find it. Locating the source is the most difficult part. Our professional HVAC technicians at Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC share how you can hunt out a draft and get rid of it for good!

Feel for the Cold

Start with the windows and doors. On a cold day, heat up your home and then run your hand along the edges of your doors and windows, looking for drastic temperature differences. Similarly, walk around your home and make a note of any cold or drafty spots. Another common place for drafts is mail slots or pet doors, but those are not easily avoidable.

Get Technical

For those more subtle drafts, you can use items and tools to help you find them. For example, using a candle is a great way to find small leaks. With a candle in hand, walk slowly through your home. If the flame flickers, that means that the air around you is moving and you can trace the movement to its source. You can also purchase a draft detector, which can be bought at most hardware stores.

If you would like to learn more about how you can improve your home to save money on heating and cooling bills, contact Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC. Our expert HVAC technicians in Martin County and Palm Beach County have experience helping numerous clients improve their homes and save tons in the long run.

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