You may not know this, but the typical American home’s cooling and heating system accounts for over half of their energy bill. When you have a leak in your home, air conditioning as well as heat can spill out of your home depending on the season. This can surely waste plenty of energy and money as well as putting your HVAC system at risk. It is recommended to ensure that your home is optimized and sealed before the hot temperatures of summer arrive. Most of your home’s heat and air conditioning leak through tiny cracks throughout your home. Making sure your home is properly sealed as well as efficiently insulated will lower energy usage and risks of small irritants/critters from entering. Also, insulating ceiling cracks, walls and attic can prevent warm air from leaking back into your home.
Disadvantages of Air Leaks
Cool Air Escapes. When your home has cracks that allow cool air to escape, you not only deplete your energy savings, but you also allow hot air to come back in. When hot and cool air mix, the temperature in your home becomes uncomfortable and makes each room in your home inconsistent.
Hot Air Leaks In. Having little to no insulation in your home will make your HVAC system run even longer and harder to cool your home. Having proper insulation allows your HVAC to run efficiently and for shorter periods of time. In the long run, investing in professional home insulation will save you tons of money as well as the time it would take to fix. Hot air can also leak in through your attic and your homes walls. Attics that are not well insulated will put strain on your home’s air conditioning, and walls that are not sealed (windows, door frames) will cost your home energy and money.
High Energy Bills. If your home is inadequately insulated, your HVAC will have to run for longer periods of time and become less efficient over time due to stress on its system. Make sure to check the insulation around your home’s windows, door frames, chimney and attic. If you are unsure of any leaks, hire a professional to come and inspect your home.
Taking time to double check and make sure your home is properly and efficiently insulated will ensure that your bills and family are not at risk and can stay comfortable during Central Florida summers. Maintenance, inspection and cleanings will keep your home and HVAC running smoothly and safely.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!