The weather this winter can be hard on your home just as it is on your body and skin. With the temperature going up and down, the building and melting of snow and ice, and those horrible windy days that turns a thirty-seven degree feel like it is sixty below zero! Those that live in Michigan know exactly what I am talking about.
All of this wear and tear on your home makes it harder for your heating and cooling system to work efficiently. It turns a regular furnace into a workhorse. This mean for the consumer a higher energy bill. To give your home, furnace, and more importantly your pockets a break there are a few things that you can do to reduce all of these elements. Most of these things can be done by anyone but a few will require the assistance of HVAC technicians at www.lansinghvacs.com.
Insulate those walls
In order to ensure that your home is comfortably and efficient heated it must be insulated. The entire home should not be neglected. However, this can be quiet expensive and time consuming. If you are unable to afford to insulate your entire home a great place to start is the attic. An attic that is not insulated is like having a house without a roof. Just wide, open spaces. Do not allow that dear heat that you are paying so much for escape. When you are insulating or having it insulated it should be sat least twelve inches thick. For those that have their home insulated every year check out your attic insulation. You may have a family of squirrels ripping the insulation and creating nests in your attic.
Buy an energy efficient furnace
It is ideal to have Lansing HVAC replace your old clunky furnace with a brand new energy efficient one. Try buying and installing one that has an annual fuel utilization efficiency value of at least ninety five percent. This is usually market by that lovely energy star label that we all know and love. It is well known that homeowners spend more than fifty percent of the budget towards heating cost. Investing in an energy star furnace is smart for both your home and your wallet.
This is the first defense between your home and the outside elements. If your life in home without siding consider having some install on your home. If you are living in a brick home, you are sitting pretty. It is naturally efficient, fireproof, you do not have to worry about rot or mold, and it is easy to maintain. A few other materials that your home can be made of that makes it wonderfully efficient and law maintenance. Other than siding and bricks are metal, engineered wood, and fiber cement.
Keep those gutters clean
Maintaining your gutter greatly affect your omen efficiency. In order to keep those ice buildups and cooling your home down by keeping them clear. By cleaning, those out you do not have to worry about it becoming clog repeatedly by the refreezing of melting snow and ice.
I hope these tip help keep your house warm and your money in the bank.