I am always searching for ways to change the efficiency of our home.
My local area sees every type of weather in the worst way.
During the winter, the outdoor temperature frequently drops into the lower digits. The summers bring hot plus cold temperatures in the nineties plus brutal humidity. The fall plus Springtime are officially wet, muddy plus chilly. Every one of us changes between running the furnace plus relying on the air conditioner with absolutely little split in-between. The cost of heating plus cooling adds up to about fifty percent of our household utility bills. Upgrading to thermal pane, low E, Energy Star rated windows plus carefully caulking around them made a difference, however keeping up with filter changes plus professional service helps to keep the furnace plus air conditioner operating at high efficiency. I’ve installed ceiling fans to circulate the air. I run the blades counterclockwise in the summer time to create a cooling effect. I change the rotation in the Winter to prevent the heat from rising straight up to the ceiling. When I complained to our Heating plus A/C company about the high cost of comfort, she asked about our attic insulation. I realized I hadn’t given the insulation in the attic a thought since our family moved into the house over more than four years before. I took a look plus discovered that the insulation had been compromised by moisture damage plus rodent infestation. A officially insulated attic minimizes the opportunity of the heat from the furnace migrating into the attic. It stops a hot attic from adding to the workload of the air conditioner in the summer. I hired the Heating plus A/C company to install new insulation plus immediately noticed a change in comfort.