Do You Have An Energy-Efficient Attic? You Might Need An HVAC Contractor If….
Even if you have the newest HVAC equipment installed in your home, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your system, as a whole, will function in an energy-efficient manner. There are many other components involved in creating an energy-efficient house. One way to help your system out, is to have an energy-efficient attic.
A lot of people fail to realize how important it is to make sure their attic isn’t wasting a ton of energy. When you have the furnace running during the winter, it heats up your home. However, if your attic isn’t in good shape, it will be a lot colder than the rest of your home. Since your attic sits on top of your home, it will cool down your living space. The opposite is true in the summer, when you use your air conditioner.
But how can you create an energy-efficient attic? There are three common issues with attics that can have a negative impact on your home’s energy-efficiency. If you have them fixed,you will see significant savings during the peak heating and cooling seasons. If you find the following problems in your attic, you should call an HVAC contractor:
- There are air leaks in your attic. Air leaks will let cool air into your attic during the winter and warm air in during the summer. When the temperature in your attic is drastically different from the temperature in your home, you will lose a ton of energy trying to counteract that difference.
- Your attic is not ventilated properly. While sealing air leaks can save energy, not having the proper ventilation in your attic can be equally detrimental. When your attic is not ventilated, moisture will condense over your insulation. This will make your insulation useless, and your attic will be less energy-efficient.
- Your attic isn’t insulated properly. During the winter, heat from your furnace will rise. If your attic isn’t insulated correctly, the heat will be lost and your system will have to work harder to replace that warmth.
The problems listed above require professional service. For more information on energy-efficient attics, contact the experts at Air-Trotoday.
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