Air leaks in your Vancouver home can cause problems for you and your family. They could come as cold drafts blowing through the house when you’re keeping yourself warm, or as blasts of hot air while you’re busy staying cool in the middle of a warm Vancouver summer. They’re uncomfortable, not to mention, very costly as they can affect energy consumption in your home. When your electricity bills spike without apparent reason, something about your windows, doors, and skylights may need repair.
Check the Windows
If you suspect that you have an air leak somewhere in your house, you might want to start with the windows. Glass windows are particularly problematic if they are the cause of leaks. It can let the elements in, make your home unsecured, and drive down your energy efficiency. Check your windows for cracks, breaks, faulty framing, or damaged glazing.