Winter has come, and while we can handle the “cold” weather fairly well in Austin, TX, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the time to improve your home’s energy efficiency. An energy-efficient home will help lower your bills during our sweltering summers as well as our mild winters, and over time could put a great deal of money back in your pockets. We offer a number of products that can do so, and the more you know about them, the better you can make an informed choice about which ones might be right for your household.
Home energy efficiency begins with insulation, and surprisingly many Austin households don’t have adequate amounts in their home: mostly because people assume it is effective in cold weather only. But besides lowering your heating bills, insulation keeps hot air out in the summer just as effectively as it keeps warm air in the winter, which means your air conditioner won’t have to work so hard to maintain a comfortable home.
A breach in your duct system can have devastating consequences, forcing your heating or air conditioning system to work harder to do their jobs as unconditioned air gets pulled in. Dust and dirt can enter your home through a duct breach as well, lowering your indoor air quality and increasing irritation to your nose and sinuses. A professional technician can hunt down any breaches in your ductwork, then seal it up so it doesn’t cause any additional problems.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
Dry air is a problem in the winter just as moist air is a problem in the summer. Without properly balanced humidity levels, your heater and air conditioner must expend more energy to make you comfortable. Look into installing a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier to resolve the issue.
Call Intelligent Air Services to install or repair any of these products!