Attic Insulation and Other Winter Prep Tips You Should Know
Winter is a season when the temperatures are normally very low, and you have to find ways to keep warm almost all the time. Most people don’t engage in outdoor activities during this time, and most of their time is spent indoors. Winter and fall can be expensive for most people as they endeavor to keep their homes warm by using their central heating systems, gas furnaces, or electric heaters. There are several things that you can do to stay warm over, yet keep your electric bill. Here are 4 energy saving tips to help.
1. HVAC cleaning
It’s important that you clean your HVAC system from time to time. The best time of the year to hire an HVAC cleaning company is spring and fall. Most people don’t realize that your HVAC system circulates all the air in your home at least five to seven times a day. Not only does it circulate the air, it also carries along the dust and microscopic debris that is trapped in your heating and air conditioning filters. Allowing dirt to build up on a heating coil or in the vents and filters can result in significant loss in energy efficiency. If you want to save money on your heating and cooling bills, you should consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. Once it is cleaned, you will notice an increase in airflow allowing you to use your air conditioner less frequently.
2. Attic insulation
Insulating this space can help to keep your home at a constant temperature during winter. An important advantage of getting your attic insulated is that it will help in minimizing your energy bills. This is because your air conditioning or heating system will not be strained to regulate the temperature of your home. A considerable amount of energy is wasted when there are gaps in the attic insulation. Conservation of temperature directly reduces energy consumption in your home during the warmer and colder seasons.
3. Consider installing solar panels or wind turbines in your home.
Solar panels or wind turbines can supplement your electrical needs. These devices normally rely on nature to produce energy. Installing them can help minimize energy consumption.
4. Reduce heat loss from the fireplace.
It is important that you keep your fireplace damper closed unless the fire is burning. If you are using the fireplace, you can reduce heat loss by opening dampers in the bottom of the firebox. If you never use your fireplace, you should plug and seal the chimney flue.
Contact Our Bay Area Attic Insulation Company for an Energy Efficient Winter
These were some of our most important tips that can improve energy efficiency during the fall and winter season. If you’re ready to get started, or are interested in learning more about attic and HVAC services that help help you save energy this winter, give us a call at 510-214-5467 or contact us online for a quote.