As the seasons begin to change and it becomes colder, being well informed on how you can save money and save energy is imperative. Knowing where you can insulate your home is an easy way to help save energy and make your home more comfortable. Insulation works by trapping air pockets that moderate the migration of temperatures through walls, ceilings and floors, thus making them warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Without proper insulation and sealing, warm or cold air will leak out of your home, which wastes energy and forces your HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) systems to work harder than necessary. The same concept goes with cool air during the summer. When your insulation is working properly, the temperatures in your home will remain more constant so that your HVAC systems are not running as much.
When it comes to heating your home, there are three main components that make the heating system work: the heat source, the heat distribution system, and the control system. Understanding how these elements work in unison to heat your home is an important step towards figuring out your home’s main concern if it is lacking in energy efficiency. We’ll break down each component and provide some energy saving tips along the way to help you figure out where your home can be more efficient.