Lisa Crosley, President of Lifestyle Comfort Solutions, explains why your home may seem chilly in Winter…and what you can do when your home doesn’t feel as warm and toasty as you prefer.
Walls, floors, ceilings, and windows of your home make up the thermal envelope. Air leaking through the thermal envelope causes the furnace to work harder, constantly cycling on and off. You waste energy, wear out furnace parts, and you experience chilly drafts.
Air sealing and insulation are critical. Adding insulation without air-sealing is largely money wasted.
Learn more about insulation and air-sealing at www.lifestylecomfortsolutions.com or talk with the experts at 937.242.4520.
Upgrade your Controller
Once commonly referred to as the thermostat, a malfunctioning or outdated controller will leave your home chilly. Some controllers may require battery changes. There may be problems with wiring. The controller may be improperly set. It may be time to upgrade to one of the many high performing choices available today.
Replace Aging Equipment
Your furnace is a workhorse which generally lasts for 12-15 years. Many of today’s reliable heating/cooling brands routinely warranty their product for 10 years. But frequent breakdowns leaving your family cold signal the end of equipment’s useful life. When equipment doesn’t keep up with exceptionally cold weather, it’s time to talk to the experts about replacement.
Repair Poor Performing Ductwork
Most American homes leak out about 25% of conditioned air from the duct work before it reaches its comfort destination. Duct sealing is critical to home comfort. State of the art heating equipment may disappoint if air doesn’t arrive at its intended destination.
Commit to Regular Maintenance
Regular filter changes are critical to system performance
Invest in seasonal maintenance for both your furnace and your cooling system every year. Equipment manufacturers, the EPA, and quality contractors all agree that regular maintenance extends the life of your equipment, supports energy efficient operation, and spots defects early.
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