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Friday, August 26th, 2011 by Samantha Gray
Many homeowners tend to overlook cost effective options that over the long term can save energy and put money back in your wallet. By properly insulating your attic, verifying that your ductwork is intact, and by regularly changing the filters on your furnace, you can greatly reduce your home's heating and cooling costs.
Energy Management Systems
Several years ago, homeowners were not so concerned about the cost of electricity, natural gas and heating oil. The cost to heat or cool your home was low enough that homeowners didn't have to worry or be concerned about high monthly utility bills. But today many things have changed and the ongoing demand for energy has continuously caused fuel prices and electricity to skyrocket.
Many experts have predicted ongoing fuel shortages and a continual rise in utilities. Because your home's heating and cooling accounts for nearly one half of the energy budget, it's vital for your home's heating and air conditioning (HVAC) units to work as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Is every room in your home the same temperature?
There are several energy management and room by room temperature control systems on the market today. These units are specifically designed for homes that have forced air; both heating and cooling. These units solve one of the biggest and most complicated comfort problems homeowners face-- maintaining proper and comfortable temperatures in every living space in your home. They help eliminate cold and hot spots and uneven and uncomfortable temperatures in the downstairs and upstairs-- basically enforcing superior temperature control.
Hot Spots, Cold Spots
Un-insulated or leaky ductwork is one common reason homeowners suffer from comfort problems. If your home is having issues, and you request a home energy audit, an energy professional will closely examine and inspect the ductwork system that releases and distributes air throughout your home.
Leaky ductwork in your attic allows hot attic air to be sucked into your ducts during the hot summer months, and forces air into your upstairs living space. Having a professional properly seal and insulate your ductwork allows cooled air to remain cool and heated air to remain warm; delivering the right comfort you and your family deserve. This is exactly what you should expect from a properly functioning HVAC system.
Independent Airflow Control
The right airflow allows and controls air movement, while conditioning all the right rooms. The end result is a higher quality of comfort and energy efficiency in every living space in your home.
The United States federal government offers homeowners financial incentives to purchase energy efficient materials for their home. Such items are energy efficient windows, solar panels, added or new insulation, wind turbines and heating alternatives. These incentives or loans are for homeowners to finance energy efficient upgrades that concentrate on energy conservation.
If you’re a homeowner and your home is showing any of these symptoms, it is best to contact an energy professional for more information and to schedule a home energy audit. A professional can evaluate the situation, determine what suits your needs, discuss cost worthy and effective options that will meet your specific needs, and perform the tasks in a time effective manner.
Contact the experts at Dr. Energy Saver Dutchess County today for a free estimate for wall insulation in New York, and other services to help maintain even temperatures throughout your home!