What does energy efficiency have to do with achieving consistent temperatures?
Maintaining consistent indoor temperatures and achieving energy efficiency are challenges for many homeowners. There are a wide range of possible causes for temperature fluctuations. Consider the age and quality of your insulation, the angle of the sun and which rooms get the most sunlight, and the age and configuration of your HVAC system. Obviously, there are some things you can control, and some that you can’t.
As is true with most things in life, the best course of action is to start with the simplest solutions. The first thing to get checked is the integrity of your air ducts. Leaky air ducts can release cooled air into your attic, crawl spaces, garage – wherever those ducts run throughout your house, they could be leaking. If you do have air leaks in your ducts, a high-quality duct sealer like Aeroseal will make an immediate difference in your indoor temperature stability.
Another possible cause of your temperature problems could be an improperly zoned HVAC system. Upgrading your home’s zoning system will keep indoor temperatures more stable. For example, rooms on upper floors and those that receive a lot of sunlight are always harder to cool. Changing the zoning so that those rooms receive more cooled air via a system of dampers in the air ducts will keep them cooler.
Good News When You Seal Your Ducts
The good news is sealing your air ducts and upgrading your system to a better zoning configuration will both increase your home’s energy efficiency. Saving money on heating and cooling bills is always a good thing! Click here to learn more about improving your home’s energy efficiency from the pros at Comfort Services.