Winter-ready? Once it meant cleaning out the garden, installing storm windows, and bringing out snow shovels. In today’s climate, winter-ready may mean using the air-conditioner one day and the furnace the next.
Lisa E. Crosley, Lifestyle Comfort Solutions’ President, shares advice from the Building Performance Institute to create a home which is comfortable, safe, healthy, and energy-efficient in today’s changing weather environment.
Wherever you land on the climate change issue, Dayton is experiencing strange weather. From the intense 2022 Christmas cold and snow, to the Spring-like days which followed, winter-ready has new meaning. Extremes now characterize today’s weather. Dayton swings from extreme cold to extreme hot, with fewer mild days in between. Periods of bitter cold/hot weather break up periods of more seasonable temperatures.
Home Performance is the Key
- Air-sealing. Using state-of-the-art technology developed by NASA, Lifestyle Comfort Solutions discovers and repairs all the nooks and crannies, open seams, and gaps in the shell of your home, called the thermal envelope. This regulated air flow reduces the amount of air leaking in and out of your home. It is the first, and perhaps, most important step in creating Winter safety, since a well-insulated, air-sealed home retains heat better during power outages, and extreme weather.
- insulation. Once a home is air-sealed, create a barrier through insulation. Insulation guards against costly air loss. Insulation creates consistent and comfortable temperatures throughout the home. It reduces noise. It guards against airborne contaminants. In addition to attic, wall, and crawl space insulation, properly insulated ducts save around 25 cents of every energy dollar spent.
- Control moisture. If you think today’s Dayton weather seems more “stormy’ than you remember as kid, you might be right. Extreme precipitation is on the rise. Lifestyle Comfort Solutions offers a variety of accessories which put your mechanical system to work controlling humidity and water damage to your home.
- Back-up Generator. More and more homes select back-up generators for maximum peace of mind. Most fatalities during blackouts result from improperly using alternative heat sources such as propane heaters, grills, or gas-powered generators, not the cold itself.
The world around us may be changing, but our homes are still our refuge. Lifestyle Comfort Solutions has the training, experience, and equipment to perform an energy-audit on your home and help you become Winter-ready whatever Mother Nature throws our way.
To learn more, visit us at www.lifestylecomfortsolutions.com or call 937.202.4520.
Lifestyle Comfort Solutions is an award-winning, family-owned heating and cooling company, serving Dayton and its surrounding communities such as Kettering, Centerville/Washington Twp, Bellbrook/Sugarcreek Twp, Miamisburg/Miami Twp, Fairborn, Englewood, and Huber Heights