Energy efficiency is typically touted as a way to save money, and while everyone wants to have more money in the bank, efficiency is also the key to keeping your home comfortable. Cold spots and draughts in various spots throughout the home can be caused by a number of factors, but all of them point to one root problem: wasted energy.
This lack of energy efficiency prevents your home from being as toasty as it should be. The good news is scheduling a home energy evaluation can help to determine the source of any leaks, so you can restore energy efficiency and comfort within every area of your home.
Insulation lasts a long time, but nothing lasts forever. Depending on when your property was built and any problems it has experienced with water leaks or compromised structure integrity, you may need more insulation. If you have water damage or mold taking root, you’ll need a complete replacement of insulation for the sake of your health.
The metal sheeting used to create ductwork is generally installed when all of the pieces fit tightly. Over time your home shifts, which can lead to loose ductwork seals and even gaps. These release heated air into the wrong areas of your home, leaving it cold in rooms you want to be heated.
Maintenance helps your heating equipment stay as energy efficient as possible for as long as possible. However, because of advancements in HVAC technology, the EPA recommends that air conditioners and heating systems be replaced every 10 to 15 years. A qualified technician can tell you if your equipment is failing and in need of replacement.
If you have cold spots around your home, our professional team is here to help you tackle the root of the problem. Call (803) 794-5526 or get in touch with the experts at Carolina Comfort, Inc. to ask question or schedule a service call. We will help you to achieve a higher level of energy efficiency.