Besides the mechanical condition of the unit itself, nothing affects HVAC efficiency more than the insulation levels in your home’s envelope and ductwork. Without enough insulation, heat can move quickly indoors or out, which will cost you in higher energy bills year-round.
As most homeowners know, insulation is a great way to keep your home more comfortable while saving money and improving energy efficiency.
However, many homeowners don't know how to determine if they have the appropriate amount of insulation. In fact, some homeowners may not know that there are recommended insulation levels based on your climate and the type of insulation you're using.
Boosting your home's insulation is one of the most cost-effective home improvement jobs you can invest in, especially in Fort Wayne's variable continental climate. Before you start, though, you'll need to find the best areas to insulate in your home.
While you can have an energy evaluation performed any time of year, fall is a particularly good time because the bitter Indiana winter is on its way. If you implement the points brought up in an energy evaluation, you could put 5 to 30 percent of your energy bills back in your pocket.
A long cold Indiana winter can cause your heating bills to skyrocket if your home isn’t properly insulated. The heat from you home will always move to colder areas, including your garage, attic and outside the home. This puts an unnecessary workload on your furnace in the winter and your air conditioning unit in the summertime, unless your home has a proper thermal barrier.