The season is about to turn. All homeowners need to save energy — and of course, a little bit of money — is to follow some low-cost to no-cost techniques.
Perfect Degree HVAC, a contractor providing a top-rated heating maintenance package, shares some maintenance tips that can lead to massive energy savings.
Check the Attic Insulation
Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for nearly 50% of energy consumption in most homes? A simple energy assessment can reveal locations in your home that are allowing conditioned air to leak out. The first room to check is the attic as it is a notorious killer of energy efficiency. Make sure the insulation has no leaks or holes. An energy auditor can help you locate where treated air is escaping from by taking thermal images.
Patch Up Air Leaks
Once you have found air leaks in the attic insulation or other parts of your home, seal them off right away. With the help of a residential and commercial HVAC specialist, plugging in leaks should be a brief and straightforward process. On the outside of your home, you can use caulk or sealing. Around doors and windows that seem to be letting temperature-controlled air from your living spaces escape, apply weatherstripping. Your walls and floors should be properly insulated as well.
Other Energy-Saving Tips
Operating your ceiling fans in a counterclockwise direction at low speed helps take advantage of the cooler temperatures during the fall season. On warmer days, close your curtains to keep the heat out. When it starts to get cold, open the curtains to allow sunlight in.
Perfect Degree HVAC offers HVAC maintenance contracts customized for your residential or commercial property. Our goal is to help keep your HVAC system in excellent condition and the overall comfort of your home up to your desired standard. Call us today at (610) 529-7372 or complete our online form to learn more.