Recessed lights, or can lights, are a popular option in homes. They are great energy-efficient option. But they can be causing some serious efficiency problems in your home.
To install recessed lights, holes must be cut into your ceiling. These holes allow air to escape and seep into your home, adjusting the temperature in a manner you don’t want.
Insulation next to lights can sometimes be a tricky process. Some lights are fine to have insulation touching them, others might cause a fire. There are can light box covers that are fire-safe and allow insulation to be installed right up as close to the light as possible, to allow little to no room for air to flow through.
Small air leaks can add up to big losses
There are some problems that homeowners try to fix in an expensive way. Small air leaks are one of these things. No matter how great your furnace is or how new your windows are, the air from your house is still leaking out. Small leaks are a relatively easy fix, and much less expensive than getting energy-efficient windows. They need to be fixed right away because air will continuously leak out of your home, and that will lead to wasting energy and money.