Sources of Air Leaks in a Typical Home

Here in Upstate New York, winter won’t let up for another month or two—so you’ll want to make sure your home is as energy-efficient and comfortable as possible! Is it well insulated and air sealed? If not, there’s a lot of room for improvement.

Although professional services yield the best results—and this is what the MIG Building Systems team always recommends—it can be helpful to know the basics about air leaks, and this includes common air leakage sites.

To schedule a free estimate for insulation and air sealing services in Rochester, Syracuse or a surrounding area, contact us today! Or keep reading to learn more about finding air leaks and what you can do to reduce them.


Detecting Air Leaks in Your House

There are a few signs that indicate you may be losing energy—such as drafts, especially by windows and doors. Floors, walls and ceilings are a home’s biggest source of energy loss, consisting of approximately 30% of total air leaks. Air ducts are number two, following at 15%.

Home Air Leaks

Other sources of air leaks include:

  • Windows and doors
  • Fireplace dampers
  • Attic hatches
  • Vents and fans
  • Electrical outlets and switch plates
  • And more


Learn more from the U.S. Department of Energy

Our professionals are experienced at detecting air leaks, and we offer air sealing and insulation services you can count on.

Air Sealing

Air sealing your home (when paired with efficient insulation techniques) is a cost-effective way to help ensure energy efficiency and comfort all year round. Whether you are looking to air seal an existing home or are seeking air sealing for a newly constructed home, our experts can provide you with the quality products and service you need.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation offers air sealing abilities, and the MIG team uses high-quality Icynene solutions. Icynene spray foam insulation products include half-pound, open-cell and two-pound, closed-cell solutions which can be used separately or in conjunction with another project to “provide long-term thermal comfort and air sealing.”

Make Your NY Home More Energy-Efficient & Comfortable

Whether your energy bills are on the rise for no reason and you’re trying to keep them in check or you’re being proactive about maximizing year-round home energy efficiency and comfort, MIG has the right solutions.

If you want to learn more about our services or are ready to schedule an initial consultation, contact us by calling 888-397-0988 or filling out the form in the sidebar!

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We install various insulation products into homes and commercial businesses in the Upstate New York areas around Rochester and Syracuse. Get in touch today for a FREE estimate!

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