Your home is the place you count on to provide comfort and relaxation. Did you know it could be a source of extra income too? By making your home more energy efficient, you could save hundreds of dollars each year on heating and cooling expenses. Weatherization is the key when it comes to improvements that offer the biggest payback. Taking good care of your HVAC equipment matters too. Learn how to create an indoor environment where the weather outside doesn’t dictate your energy expenditures.

All About Weatherization

Any gap, crack or hole in your home’s exterior makes it harder for your HVAC systems to maintain comfortable temperatures. Sealing your home tight against the weather keeps the air you’ve paid to heat or cool inside. The following home improvements quickly pay for themselves in energy savings:

  • In the average home, drafty windows and doors account for around 20 percent of air infiltration. Use weatherstripping or caulk to plug leaks around frames and casings.
  • Attic insulation provides a thermal barrier that helps keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Our attic insulation services can lower your energy costs year round.
  • Anything that penetrates an exterior wall is a potential source of energy waste. A can of spray-foam insulation makes it easy to seal gaps around utility conduits, vents and flues.

HVAC Maintenance

Around 44 percent of home utility bills in Alabama goes towards heating and cooling. It makes sense to ensure that your HVAC system is as energy efficient as possible. Proactive HVAC maintenance and timely upgrades amplify the effects of simple improvements like weatherstripping. The total amount you can save may surprise you. Combining weatherization with proper maintenance could cut your energy use for heating and cooling costs significantly!

Let the experts at Total Comfort Heating and Air show you how easy it is to save money and enjoy a more comfortable home. To learn more about our energy-saving solutions, check out our HVAC services or call (205) 386-2056.

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