When it comes to the world of HVAC, there are 2 main factors that are important when it comes to regulating the temperature of your home: getting your home to the desired temperature and keeping your home at that desired temperature. While lowering or raising the temperature of your home is typically dependent upon the equipment that you have installed in your home. However, one of the most important factors that plays a role in maintaining your home at your desired temperature is your home’s insulation, particularly your windows and your door. If your home is improperly insulated, the money you’re spending to cool or heat your home is going right out the window (almost literally). We wanted to provide you with a few tips on how to make sure that your home is properly insulated and how you can improve it.
Proper Insulation HVAC Tip #1 - Keep your doors and Windows latched - One of the most important ways to ensure that your home is properly insulated is to make sure you’re locking your doors and windows. By not locking your doors or windows, you are allowing your cooled or heated air to escape through and wasting money.
Proper Insulation HVAC Tip #2 - Plastic Film Covers for Your Window - Placing a clear plastic film over your windows can greatly help reduce heat loss during heating season. These plastic film covers can be purchased at local hardware stores and is a fairly inexpensive addition to your home to help insulate and reduce heated air loss.
Proper Insulation HVAC Tip #3 - Check the Seals Around Your Doors and Window - One of the easiest ways to make sure that you’re not losing your heated or cooled air is checking for air leaks around your doors and windows. For this, you just have to feel around your door and window seals to make sure you don’t feel any air flow. If you do, an easy fix is weatherstripping our caulking the seal to prevent air loss. This can often be an inexpensive change to reduce air loss in your home.
There are many other Proper Insulation HVAC Tips out there to help reduce the amount of heated or cooled air loss in your home. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (630) 548-1500.