Staying warm in your Venus, FL, home this winter is essential to living comfortably and free from cold infections. As heating takes center stage during chillier days and nights, combating against heat loss will help keep your energy bills in check. The best way to minimize heat loss is through insulation. Here are signs your home may need an insulation retrofitting or installation.
Uneven Heating in Your Home
In an under-insulated home, heat loss occurs through different mediums such as walls, windows or roofs. The rate of heat loss in these areas varies, and as such, you may feel that the temperatures in your home differ from room to room.
The uneven temperatures depend on insulation strength and are a sign your home isn’t adequately insulated. In areas where insulation is more substantial, you may feel warmer than in spaces with poor insulation.
Unexpected High Energy Bills
Controlling indoor temperatures can be challenging, especially during seasons with extreme temperatures, such as summer heatwaves or winter cold spells. Ensuring your home is constantly warm or cool is essential to comfort during such times.
In under-insulated homes, your HVAC system will run for longer in a bid to ensure there’s enough warmth consistently. Consequently, this increases your energy use and, in turn, your energy bills.
Correctly insulating your home complements the efficiency of your HVAC system to ensure energy-efficient performance. Insulation is a worthy investment that will lower your utility bills in the long run.
Cold Floors, Ceiling and Walls
Your house is the first line of protection against intruders, animals and extreme weather conditions. Homes lacking adequate insulation will feel cold when you touch the walls or floors from the inside as warmth is easily lost. On the contrary, the outside walls or roof should feel cold as insulation retains warm air inside your home.
Heat loss in your home mainly occurs through walls, windows, door gaps, the roof and floors. Consequently, properly and fully insulating all areas of your home is the best solution to maximize comfort and reduce energy bills. Contact Miller’s Central Air, Inc. to hire our HVAC experts for all your heating repairs and installation needs.
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