If your home suffers from uneven heating and cooling, or you’ve noticed your utility bills steadily rising, you’re probably battling unseen energy loss. Air can leak out through several subtle spots in your Lakewood, Texas, home. Stop these leaks and keep energy in where it belongs.
Through Your Ductwork
Energy Star reports that the average home loses 20 to 30 percent of the air in its HVAC system through leaky ducts. Poor ductwork connections, holes, and uninsulated areas will let your air literally slip through the cracks. Stop this regular drain on your wallet with a professional duct sealing. Our technicians thoroughly inspect your system to identify problem areas, then seal them carefully to patch those unseen air leaks in your home.
In the Attic
In poorly insulated attics, heat exchange happens easily between the attic space and the home below. Heat naturally rises, so your attic is going to be hot. If there’s no insulation to protect the home below, that heat will seep through in summer. In winter, warm air from the house will escape up to the attic, costing you more to heat your home. Lay fresh insulation in the attic and keep this area separate from the rest of the house.
Out Windows and Doors
Windows and doors are prime areas for energy loss. If you haven’t inspected your seals recently, there’s a good chance that there are holes and cracks where air can escape. Inspect the weather stripping along the bottoms of windows and doors for cracked or damaged areas and replace as needed. Check the frames for cracks or other signs of damage and seal these with caulk.
If you’re struggling to keep your home comfortable and your utility bills low, contact Willard Heating and Air Conditioning. Give us a call at 972-395-5139. We’ll help you pinpoint any problem spots in your HVAC system and upgrade your air conditioning as needed to make sure your energy dollars are going to good use.
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