When considering how to better weatherproof your house, keep two aims in mind; minimize heat loss and minimize draft. While your walls may be well insulated, it is through inconspicuous gaps and cracks that heat escapes and cold air enters. You may feel a draft around the edges of your windows, doors, baseboards, or electrical outlets. This is a sign of air leakage, and it makes your furnace work harder to keep the temperature regulated. Processes such as weatherstripping around windows and doors to create an airtight seal can significantly improve the energy efficiency of a home. Using sealants such as caulking, spray foam or silicone seal strips on baseboards and electrical outlets can also mitigate air leakage.
Some other solutions to better control the temperature of your house include:
Sometimes spending money upfront can lead to long term savings. If your appliances do not have an energy star symbol, you may be losing money due to inefficient equipment. The following is a list of investments that will ultimately help to lower your utility bill:
Ensuring that your furnace is well maintained can be the difference between a high energy bill and an affordable one. This involves monitoring your furnace and changing your filter regularly. For further assurance, have an HVAC technician perform a furnace tune up to check that everything is operating smoothly.
Is your furnace out of date? If your furnace is more than 20 years old, it may be time for a new one. Older furnaces use up a significant amount of energy to keep the house warm which in turn can produce a hefty bill.
For heating solutions, maintenance, or general inquiries, call us at 610-438-9300 or fill out our online form to get in touch with an HVAC specialist. We’ll be happy to provide more energy saving tips for your home – not just for the winter, but all year round!
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Easton, PA 18045
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