Before buying a new HVAC system, it makes sense to tighten up your home first.
Step 1: Consider an Energy Audit
Find out from Mills Brothers Heating and Air where heat is being lost through your home's shell and what you must do about it. We use refined equipment, like a blower door test and infrared camera, to find pinpoint air leaks and areas with poor insulation.
Step 2: Discover and Seal Air Leaks
Hidden air leaks cause some of the biggest heat losses in mature homes. Common air leakage sites include:
Step 3: Insulate
Insulation is your main protection against heat loss through the house envelope. If you own a crawlspace, it should be sealed, not ventilated.
Step 4: Upgrade or Replace Inefficient Windows & Doors
Roughly one-third of the home's entire temperature loss usually happens through windows and doors. If your current windows have rotted or damaged wood, cracked glass, missing putty, poorly fitting sashes or locks that do not work, you may be better off changing them.
If your windows are in good shape, it may be more economical to improve their efficiency.
When choosing windows for your home, your judgments on what type of windows to buy will be among the most significant decisions you will make in terms of energy use. Due to the impact windows have on both heat loss and heat gain, appropriate selection of products can be confusing. Get the most up-to-date info on what to look for in energy-efficient windows for your home.
A home energy audit is often the first step in making your home more efficient. An audit can help you assess how much energy your home uses and evaluate what measures you can take to improve efficiency. But remember, audits alone don't save energy. You need to implement the recommended improvements. Mills Brothers Heating and Air can provide extensive information about home improvement projects to enhance energy efficiency, lower utility bills, and increase comfort. Contact us to schedule a free in-home consultation.
Blower door test: Blower door testing measures the extent of leaks in the building envelope.
Infrared cameras: Infrared cameras reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.
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