Why Proper Weatherization is Crucial to Getting the Most Out of High-Efficiency Heating and Cooling Equipment
If you’re not careful, heating and cooling costs can really burn a hole in your wallet. This is especially true during the summer and winter, when your air conditioner and heater system has to work particularly hard to keep your home comfortable. However, most homeowners don’t realize just how much of the energy they consume is going to waste. While much of the waste is simply due to inefficient air conditioning systems, there are plenty of other factors that also affect heating and cooling efficiency. Here are some reasons why proper weatherization is crucial to getting the most out of high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment.
Regardless of how high-tech your heating and cooling system is, you will only reap the benefits if your home is properly insulated. During the summer, a properly insulated home helps trap the cold air released by your air conditioner. In addition, it prevents hot air from outside your home from entering. In other words, having your home properly insulated helps you get the most of your air conditioning system. If cold air is constantly escaping your home through cracks in your insulation, then you will end up having to work your air conditioner much harder to achieve the same result. The increased stress on your system leads to a higher chance of malfunction and an increase in energy consumption.
Improving Duct Structure
Your ducts are basically the arteries of your air conditioning system. During the hot summer months, the ducts are what transport the air from the air conditioning unit to each of your home’s rooms. Most conventional air conditioner installers operate as if the quality of the air conditioner is the only thing that matters. This, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. If your duct system is not efficient and leak-free, then you will never enjoy the benefits of a high-efficiency HVAC system.
If you want to save money and keep your home comfortable, make sure you take a complete approach when it comes to air conditioning. To learn more about how to get the most out of your high-efficiency air conditioner, call Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (678) 733-9791.