Did you know that caulking your house is one of the easiest ways you can save energy and money? Warm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest dollar-saving tasks you can do is seal air leaks by caulking cracks, gaps, and joints. In addition to sealing air leaks, caulking can also prevent water damage inside and outside of the home when applied around faucets, ceiling fixtures, water pipes, drains, bathtubs and other plumbing fixtures.
Caulking is easy, quick, and cheap. Most experts agree that caulking will pay for itself in energy savings within one year. Caulking will also alleviate drafts and help your home feel warmer when it’s cold outside. Sweet!
Eddy and I had our house audited over a year ago. Since then, we’ve been instituting several energy efficiency measures, including caulking. When we had our house audited recently, we learned that it has become much less drafty.
So, improve your comfort and save money by caulking your house!