As HVAC pros, we value energy efficiency because that equals savings for our customers on their utility bills. We want to do everything we can to give value to our customers and energy-efficiency is one of our favorite ways to do that. While new appliances or a smart thermostat can help with that, another great way to help is through insulation and weatherizing your home. This is true year-round, but especially so in the winter, which is just coming around the corner! We’ll explain how you can insulate your home and keep as much of your furnace’s heat in as possible.
Let’s start by analyzing the areas of your home where you are most likely to lose heat. For most homes, that is under the doors and around the windows. When the outside air is cold, it wants to pull heat away from your house from the tiniest openings.
Luckily, there is a way to prevent this and that is through weatherstripping. With this tool, you can stop up the area below your door and seal up the seams on your windows.
When it comes to your windows, we recommend adding a sealant of some kind to the window itself if you do not have double or triple-paned windows.
Insulation covers just about everything else. Heat loss is going to happen from all over your home and not just the cracks around your windows or door frames. Insulation can help mitigate all of that. It’s important to get professional installations and to keep an eye out if the insulation in your attic or crawl space is water damaged or something like that.
Lastly, there are some unconventional ways to insulate your home that you may want to consider. Something as simple as adding a rug to a hardwood floor can make a huge difference!
The experts at Earnhardt Heating and Cooling can help you select a unit that works with your budget, lifestyle, and indoor comfort needs. To schedule an appointment, call (336) 814-2613.