Preparing Your Home for the Cooler Season
There are 3 major parts of the home weatherization process. Consider having all 3 services done at once for maximum home efficiency – or tackle just 1 or 2 of the services and gain a noticeable improvement.
Evaluate your Insulation
We often start with evaluating a home’s existing insulation. Old, dirty insulation is not only a source of poor indoor air quality and high levels of dust, but it also falls short as an air barrier. The purpose of insulation is to make your home cozy by slowing the flow of outside air into your living spaces. As the material ages, however, it can become less effective at that essential job.
As part of an insulation evaluation, we’ll also look at the need for air sealing upgrades. Many times, just closing the gaps in your home can provide a boost to insulation performance.
Tune Up Your HVAC Systems
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning – this is the equipment that works to make your home more comfortable all year round. This time of year, it’s all about getting your heating system ready for fall and winter. Preventive maintenance goes a long way toward eliminating the need for a costly emergency repair during a cold night.
HVAC tune-ups can help your system run more efficiently and maximize indoor comfort. If it has been a while since you had maintenance done, don’t forget about our $99 heating and cooling maintenance deal!
Check Your Ductwork
Ductwork connects your HVAC system to your living spaces – ducts carry heated or cooled air into the home. Duct sealing is the process of identifying and closing small gaps in the duct system that would otherwise allow conditioned air (heated or cooled) to escape into the attic or the outdoors. We recommend checking ductwork for leakage and making sure the system can run at its peak.
While we’re at it, we’ll evaluate the need for duct cleaning, an excellent home efficiency service that can help reduce indoor contaminants and improve air quality. After all, you’ll be spending more time indoors during the cooler months, so you want to be breathing good-quality air!