Whether it is hot or cold outside, your home is either trapping in heat, or trapping in the cold. Having a home that is well insulated can help you to stay warm in the winter and cold in the summer without breaking the bank on your heating and cooling bill. Here are a few tips to help you better insulate your home.
Maintain Your Furnace and AC
Many people set the thermostat and walk away never to visually inspect their furnace. This is a big mistake as making sure to change out your furnace filter will help your furnace and AC not overwork. When a furnace or AC has to overwork, it can run inefficiently and it can actually cause damage to itself.
Having a furnace or AC that has a clean filter will help it to run the right way and will end up prolonging the life of the appliance.
Thermostat’s don’t directly insulate your home, but they can help to regulate the insulation that you have by not allowing unrealistic temperatures from being achieved. Even if you have structural insulated panels Cohoes NY installed, setting a temperature that sits in the green zone of what is achievable will help you to save a lot of money on your heating or cooling bill.
If your front or back door isn’t well sealed, you can be letting in alot of cold air in the winter, and a lot of hot air in the summer. This can make it nearly impossible for your furnace or AC to keep up, which can cost a lot of money. Sealing up an exterior door is very simple and inexpensive, but can make a major difference when it come to heat or cold loss within the home depending on the season.