Practice The Three Tenets of Weatherization To Save Money and Improve Your Home’s Comfort
September 15, 2015
During the heat of summer or the cold of winter, it often seems like your air conditioner furnace may be on the fritz. But don’t call your air conditioner repair person just yet. First ask yourself one question: is my house weatherized?
What’s weatherization you ask? Well, weatherization is the process of properly sealing your home and making it energy efficient. This effectively increases the lifespan of your heating and cooling systems, preventing future furnace repair and air conditioner repair.
Weatherization is an essential aspect of heating and cooling maintenance that is often forgotten. Weatherization effectively makes your heating and cooling units more efficient, saving you a great deal of money in both utilities and heating and cooling services.
Here are three ways to practice weatherization:
Seal, seal, seal.
First and foremost, it’s important to make sure there aren’t any leaking ducts in your home, and to make sure all of your windows and doors are up to date. Did you know that a poorly insulated home makes your air conditioner and furnace work twice as hard. This costs money and affects their performance in the long run. Check the ceiling and basement for additional leaks, as they are common problem areas.
Practice regular maintenance and repairs.
By keeping your heating and cooling system up to date and working as it should, it’s important to maintain it as well. Maintenance is like your HVAC equipment’s self care routine. This includes changing the filters when necessary, and having your commercial a/c repairs specialist conduct a visit at least once a year. Commercial a/c repairs specialists know and understand what your HVAC system needs to thrive. Along with repair, you should make sure your systems are up to date, as old cooling and heating systems are not energy efficient.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and weatherize your home!