With the weather starting to cool down, it’s time to start thinking about how you heat your home this summer. Most homeowners know that heating your home during the winter can be expensive, which is why you look for every opportunity to save money on your monthly energy bill. We work hard to provide you with professional HVAC services that will help your system run efficiently and maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. That being said, there are some areas of your house that may be working against you, making it difficult to heat your abode to a desirable temperature without making your energy bill go through the roof. In today’s post, we will discuss a few problem areas that may be costing you money. If you want to ensure that your HVAC is not the root of the cause, contact our professional HVAC company today!
It’s common for homes to have leaks. Those cracks between the door and your floor and those in your window casings may seem like small fixes that can wait for a later day, but they are actually letting heat escape from your home. In order to ensure that heat isn’t leaving your home through small cracks, it’s a good idea to go through your home and fill in potential leaks with foam or caulk. If you’re worried about heat escaping under your doors, install weather strips that will close off the gaps.
When your house was first built, the insulation was brand new and worked hard to keep your home toasty warm. However, as time goes by, the insulation becomes worn down and doesn’t do its job as well. When insulation stops working, it will fail to trap the heat or air conditioning inside your home, meaning that your house will most likely feel too hot during the summer, and too cold during the winter.
Windows are great for natural light and allowing you to watch the seasons change from the comfort of your own home. However, they are not always the best at maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. The reason that you always feel slightly colder when you sit next to a window is because the only thing keeping the warm air inside and the cold air outside is glass, which is not good for insulation. To combat this problem, you can apply plastic to your window frame to help trap the warmth inside. You can also invest in new windows that use technology to prevent the heat from escaping through the glass.
It’s common knowledge that heat rises. For this reason, it’s vital that your roof has proper insulation. Without insulation in your roof space or attic, the heat that rises will easily escape through cracks or leaks in your roof. If you suspect that the insulation in your roof is the problem, it’s a good idea to change it out or add more if necessary.
Improperly Sized HVAC
The size of your HVAC system plays a large role in the efficiency of your home. Whether you’ve lived in the house for years with the same HVAC, or you’re looking to replace your old heating system with something new, it’s important that you have your home inspected and measured so that you can be sure that your new system will be the perfect size.
Luckily, if it turns out your heating system is the cause of your high heating bills, our experts can provide you with the assistance you need. We are proud to offer HVAC services to residents across New Jersey, and if you want to ensure that your heating system is up and running for the upcoming months, give us a call today!