Leaks in your Plano, Texas, home spell big trouble for your HVAC system. Having leaks in your home reduces your HVAC efficiency which drives up your utility bills. It also makes your HVAC system work harder causing it to run down faster. Finding leaks are vital to save money and improve comfort and efficiency in your home.
Your air ducts are one of the biggest culprits for air leaks in your home. The air has to travel from your HVAC unit through your ducts and out your vents to heat or cool your home. If you notice signs of leaky ducts like high utility bills, uneven heating, and cooling or a difference in the temperature in your home and thermostat setting call in an HVAC expert to run an energy audit in your home. If your ducts are the issue, invest in getting them sealed to see significant energy savings.
Doors and Windows
The doors and windows in your home can leak a lot of air if you’re not careful. If your windows are aging, then it’s likely they aren’t efficient enough to keep out unwanted air and keep in the wanted air. Upgrade your windows to higher efficiency or winterized windows. A new door could make a big difference in preventing air leaks as well. If new windows and doors aren’t in your budget, affordable weatherstripping will help avoid those air leaks.
Home Additions and Bonus Rooms
Home additions and bonus rooms are sometimes harder to prevent leaks. Home additions may not have the insulation to prevent air from leaking. Bonus rooms can sometimes be a little troublesome because they tend to be located in the attic which is a notorious place for leaks in the home. If you’re experiencing leaks in a home addition or bonus room, added insulation can help to stabilize the temperature and make the place more efficient.
If you have questions about leaks or your home’s efficiency, we are the people to call. Contact Samm’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (214) 251-4438.
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