The central air system works diligently to heat and cool your home. Unfortunately, a good portion of the air conditioning is lost through poor ventilation and insulation. While your HVAC technician works to keep your central air efficient, making a few changes around the home help too.
For cost-effective and simple DIY solutions to energy efficiency, try some of these tips.
Caulk Windows and Doors
Sometimes, the way to cut energy costs is simple. Caulking windows and doors is an easy way to help insulate the home against heat loss. Small crevices and splinters in the wall add up in big ways.
Prevent your central air system from reheating the same air. Weather-strip gaps and seal the holes around the house.
Use Drapes and Draft Snakes
Curtains and drapes are other solutions to help heat retention. Drapes that cover windows block outdoor weather from affecting indoor air. Use a thicker material during the winter months to trap cold between the window and the curtain.
For individual rooms, employ draft snakes at the foot of doors and windows to keep out cold air. Draft snakes are cylindrical pillows used to lightly insulate rooms. This is a very practical way to control heat retention, especially if homeowners have decided not to weather-strip leaks and holes.
Insulate the Attic and Air Ducts
The attic space allows outdoor air to easily enter the home. It hosts thousands of different types of airborne particles and germs. In addition, air ducts can accumulate tears and holes. Because the attic environment can undo air-conditioning, HVAC contractors encourage homeowners to insulate the attic. This works as a defense system, keeping outdoor temperature from changing indoor air.
Air duct insulation also prevents serious energy loss. If your air ducts have any leaks or holes, any conditioned air is lost into the attic space. Insulation helps safely transport clean and conditioned air back into the house.
Keep Vents, Grills and Registers Clear
No matter how hard your central air works, it is no use if vents are closed or blocked by furniture. Keep these areas clear to maximize airflow. Also make a habit of wiping these vents down, as dust and other irritants stick to the grills.
Keeping the central air clean helps keep indoor air quality and energy efficiency as high as possible.
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