Simple Ways to Save Energy With Attic Insulation
Easy Tips for Home Energy
Homeowners can save money, benefit the environment, and prolong the life of their HVAC system by introducing such preventive steps.Learn more about us at Insulation Providers
Measures include a range of techniques, including the selection of construction materials, craftsmanship, fitting (including windows and lighting), and the selection of appliances. Owners of existing homes often can’t easily affect any of those places, but with small investments they can still make substantial improvements.
Two major areas where homeowners can fight back are insulating and sealing. The leakage of air and the flow of air support each other and should be viewed in tandem.
Air Leak Management
Infiltration happens when through small holes and crevices, open doors and windows, outside air reaches the building. Although it is a behavioural problem to be conscious of closing doors and windows, sealing around areas such as jambs and outlets is a reasonably easy way to permanently eliminate unnecessary external air flow and draughts. To stabilise the interior environment and maintain proper moisture, sealing is essential.
Proper Air Flow Maintenance
A part of air flow, moisture regulation, and indoor air quality is proper ventilation. Deliberate air movement through entire-house fans, exhaust systems, or ductwork avoids unnecessary build-up and, due to the degree of control and efficiencies generated, differs from spontaneous leaks.
The warm air that makes you hot is constantly on the move to a colder, unheated room during the winter months. This can mean the attics and even the outside through internal walls, floors and ceilings. The heated outside air will struggle to enter your home through the previously mentioned leaky areas in the summer months. Your HVAC system is working hard to replace (in winter) the heat loss and eliminate the heat gain (in summer). The constant pressure will tax the heating and cooling system of your house, reducing its total lifetime hours.