Heat loss from your home can have a significant financial impact when it comes to paying your energy bills. While Tallahassee experiences comparatively mild winters, meaningful savings can still be realized by reducing home heat loss.
Weatherize the exterior. The perimeter of your home can be a significant source of heat loss. Windows and doors, whether through deterioration over time, or faulty installation, can develop cracks and gaps. These cracks and gaps allow conditioned air to escape from your home. As a result, your system will have to work harder to maintain the right temperature. It is important for your home's exterior to be well-sealed and insulated. Use a caulking compound to air seal areas such as the gaps around piping and cracks in the siding.
Seal and insulate ductwork. Air can be lost from faulty seams or from holes in ducts. Faulty installation too can affect the efficiency of your ductwork. Considering that as much as 30 percent of air moving through ducts is lost due to leaks, holes, and faulty connection, it is very important that you have your ducts examined.
Inspect the roof. A well-maintained roof is your frontline defense against heat loss. Inspect and repair any areas that might result in air being lost from your home. Attic insulation is also important in reducing heat loss.
Heat loss affects indoor comfort and affects the efficiency of your heating system. To effectively identify sources of heat loss and energy waste throughout your home, you can schedule a professional energy audit. Your auditor will conduct a comprehensive examination of your home to identify sources of energy waste, and make recommendations for improvements.
An energy-efficient heating system and regular maintenance can also help to effectively reduce heat loss and overall energy waste. Contact Air Control Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 850-391-4300 for more ways in which you can improve energy efficiency in your home. Our experts can provide information about air sealing and weatherizing your northwest Florida home, and provide the solutions you need to start saving energy today.
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