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At Georgia Home Comfort Solutions we offer a range of services from energy audits, weatherization, caulking and radiant barriers. We are Bpi certified and employ the best and courteous employees. We strive on meeting and going beyond the customers needs. We will do an energy audit of your home and discuss what you need and where. We will not leave the job site until the customer is happy and smiling.  With our training we will assist you in saving money on your heating and cooling costs year round. Our team will inspect all your windows, door seals, attics and crawl spaces for air loss. After our initial vist we will use our certified diagnosis tools we will determine your air loss, and apon leaving we will run those again to determine your final air loss. Give us a call today and let our friendly staff assist you in meeting and going above and beyond your needs.
More than any other time of year, you notice your home's air leaks in the winter. Most people call these air leaks "drafts." You may feel these drafts around windows and doors and think these leaks are your major source of wasted energy. In most homes, however, the most significant air leaks are hidden in the attic and basement. These are the leaks that significantly raise your energy bill and make your house uncomfortable.But locating leaks can be difficult because they are often hidden under your insulation. In cold weather, warm air rises in your house, just like it does in a chimney. This air, which you have paid to heat, is just wasted as it rises up into your attic and sucks cold air in all around your home — around windows, doors, and through holes into the basement.
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 Common area of air leakage in the basement is along the top of the basement wall where cement or block comes in contact with the wood frame. These leaks can easily be fixed in portions of the basement that are unfinished. Since the top of the wall is above ground, outside air can be drawn in through cracks and gaps where the house framing sits on top of the foundation. This perimeter framing is called the rim (or band) joist. In the basement, the above floor joists end at the rim joist creating multiple cavities along the length of the wall, and many opportunities for leakage.No matter what kind of insulation you currently have in your attic, one quick way to determine if you need more is to look across the span of your attic. If your insulation is just level with or below your floor joists (i.e., you can easily see your joists), you should add more. If you cannot see any of the floor joists because the insulation is well above them, you probably have enough and adding more may not be cost- effective. It is important that the insulation be evenly distributed with no low spots; sometimes there is enough insulation in the middle of the attic and very little along the eaves. To see how to add insulation out to the eaves, see Installing Rafter Vents. If your attic insulation covers your joists and is distributed evenly, you probably have enough
Common Household Air Leaks Behind Kneewalls Attic Hatch Wiring Holes Plumbing Vent Open Soffit (the box that hides the recessed lights) Recessed Light Furnace Flue or Duct Chaseway (the hollow box or wall feature that hides ducts) Basement Rim Joists (where the foundation meets the wood framing) Windows and Doors
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519 Pine St Calhoun, Ga 30701 706-625-2364 Ga Home Comfort Solutions Home Services Insulation Home Safety Our Team Get a Quote
At Georgia Home Comfort Solutions  we offer a range of services from energy audits, weatherization, caulking and radiant barriers. We are Bpi certified and employ the best and courteous employees. We strive on meeting and going beyond the customers needs. We will do an energy audit of your home and discuss what you need and where. We will not leave the job site until the customer is happy and smiling.  With our training we will assist you in saving money on your heating and cooling costs year round. Our team will inspect all your windows, door seals, attics and crawl spaces for air loss. After our initial vist we will use our certified diagnosis tools we will determine your air loss, and apon leaving we will run those again to determine your final air loss. Give us a call today and let our friendly staff assist you in meeting and going above and beyond your needs.
More than any other time of year, you notice your home's air leaks in the winter. Most people call these air leaks "drafts." You may feel these drafts around windows and doors and think these leaks are your major source of wasted energy. In most homes, however, the most significant air leaks are hidden in the attic and basement. These are the leaks that significantly raise your energy bill and make your house uncomfortable.But locating leaks can be difficult because they are often hidden under your insulation. In cold weather, warm air rises in your house, just like it does in a chimney. This air, which you have paid to heat, is just wasted as it rises up into your attic and sucks cold air in all around your home — around windows, doors, and through holes into the basement.
 Common area of air leakage in the basement is along the top of the basement wall where cement or block comes in contact with the wood frame. These leaks can easily be fixed in portions of the basement that are unfinished. Since the top of the wall is above ground, outside air can be drawn in through cracks and gaps where the house framing sits on top of the foundation. This perimeter framing is called the rim (or band) joist. In the basement, the above floor joists end at the rim joist creating multiple cavities along the length of the wall, and many opportunities for leakage. No matter what kind of insulation you currently have in your attic, one quick way to determine if you need more is to look across the span of your attic. If your insulation is just level with or below your floor joists (i.e., you can easily see your joists), you should add more. If you cannot see any of the floor joists because the insulation is well above them, you probably have enough and adding more may not be cost-effective. It is important that the insulation be evenly distributed with no low spots; sometimes there is enough insulation in the middle of the attic and very little along the eaves. To see how to add insulation out to the eaves, see Installing Rafter Vents. If your attic insulation covers your joists and is distributed evenly, you probably have enough
Common Household Air Leaks Behind Kneewalls Attic Hatch Wiring Holes Plumbing Vent Open Soffit (the box that hides the recessed lights) Recessed Light Furnace Flue or Duct Chaseway (the hollow box or wall feature that hides ducts) Basement Rim Joists (where the foundation meets the wood framing) Windows and Doors
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