It’s more than a feeling. Some areas of your home are truly draftier or warmer than other areas, and you suspect that you’re heating and cooling your backyard. When homeowners sense there is energy loss in their home, they need to verify they have problem areas by calling their HVAC professionals. All of us recognize the need for energy savings. Saving money on heating and cooling is great, too! Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) company will:
- Assess your insulation (the “thermal envelope” of your housing)
- Look for air leaks around windows and doors
- Inspect your heating and cooling equipment
If he or she finds leaks or “hot spots” in your home, it’s time to take action, and what you do depends on the cause. If you partner with the right HVAC company, your professional will recommend ways you can DIY (do-it-yourself) to remedy problem areas and save money on energy costs. He or she will also explain what problem areas should be handled by a trained HVAC specialist.
Two causes of energy leaks and hot spots in your home include:
- Your ductwork isn’t properly insulated and/or leaks. The U.S. Department of Energy says poorly or un-insulated air ducts can lose 10% – 30% of the energy needed to heat and cool your home.
- Your heating and air conditioning unit isn’t big enough – or maybe even too big – to maintain comfortable air quality in every room. Older homes that have been remodeled sometimes need a HVAC upgrade to handle more floor space.
We Want You to Know
At Bradbury Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, we believe education is the key to developing our client base. We often get new customers when there’s a HVAC emergency repair, but we keep those customers by providing them with the tools they need to make their heating and cooling equipment run cleaner and more efficiently to encourage energy savings for you. No, we don’t hand out wrenches or screwdrivers! We share information.
Call 281.651.5484, 936.271.2030, or contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about energy savings for 2017!