Common Home Problems

Addressing issues that can make your home more comfortable and at the same time improve it's energy efficiency are common home problems.

High Energy Bills  High utility bills in summer and winter can often be traced to air leaks in your home, inefficient windows or heating and cooling equipment, or poorly sealed and insulated ducts.

Mold, Mildew or Musty odors  Water leaks or high humidity can lead to mold and mildew. This can cause wood rot, structure damage, peeling paint and a variety of health problems.

Damp Basement  A damp basement is commonly caused by moisture migrating through the foundation. As the moisture evaporates, it increases indoor humidity and can promote the growth of mold-resulting in an uncomfortable home.

Cold floors in the winter  Some types of floor coverings (such as wood, stone, tile, or concrete) will naturally feel cold on bare feet. However, insufficient insulation or air infiltration can also cause cold floors.

Dust Increased dust could be a sign that it is time to change your air filter or that the ducts need to be cleaned.

Drafty rooms Cold air coming into your home, especially through leaks hidden in the attic and basement, can cause rooms to feel drafty and uncomfortable.

Moisture on windows Inefficient windows or high moisture levels from air leaks can result in condensation, frost, or pools of water on windows and sills.

Peeling paint Peeling or cracking paint on your homes exterior may be a sign of a humidity problem or improper paint application.

Hot or cold rooms Significant differences in temperature from one room to another could be caused by several factors, including inadequate insulation, air leakage, and poor duct performance.

Dry indoor air in the winter Air leaks in your home allow warm humid air to escape and draw in drier colder air.

 

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