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Custom Climate’s Heating Contractor team has some advice for you this season to help you keep your heating system and your energy bills under control. Want to preserve your heat inside, save on heating costs, and eliminate energy waste? Read on for some advice on how and where to look on your property to find troublesome spots that may be contributing to heat loss.
Finding the right person for the job is an important factor when you’re considering repairs and improvements to your home or office. Custom Climate has more than 15 years of experience in HVAC servicing in the greater Charleston area. Our customer service is ready to help you get your needs met and feel the difference from a company who cares. Choosing us will ensure that you have a professional team from a locally owned company that delivers personal service.
Our professional heating contractors have found some of the smallest but most costly areas that are affecting your home or office. Both commercial and residential properties are at risk of losing energy and heat, leading to higher heating bills and greater energy loss in the meantime. Answering yes to any of the following questions will help determine if you need a heating inspection this season.
Do You Have a Basement?
Your basement may be a big contributing factor to home heating loss – costing you lots of money and leaking your heat! Vents and fans in the basement can be to blame, especially if your basement goes unused a majority of the time. Checking for leaks, cracks, and areas for heat to invade or escape will help you identify problems and find a solution to keeping more of your heat in your home. A licensed professional can help you identify areas of concern or necessary repairs. It is advised that you check your basement for potential hazards or concerns before you turn on your heat each fall.
Do You Have an Attic?
Your attic may be contributing to a dizzying 31% of heat loss. Several elements need to be inspected for potential sources of leaks and cracks. If your attic is not insulated, heat can much more easily find its way out of your attic – and the cold air has a much easier time making its way in! Because heat rises, your attic can be a key component to keeping all of your heat – even if it’s out of your sight most of the time. Evaluating your attic should also include a thorough check for cracks and leaks between your dwelling and your attic, as this is another place that can be an unnoticed exit for your heat this winter.
Do You Have a Fireplace?
A fireplace sounds like a wonderful place to cozy up next to on cold winter nights, but did you know it can be one of the largest sources of heat loss in your home? An internal vent on your chimney called a damper is responsible for closing or opening the path for air (and smoke) to travel out of your home. However, if your damper has gone without professional attention for a while, or if you don’t have one, this is the perfect place for cold air to make its way in and freeze you out this winter. A Custom Climate professional can help with all aspects of identifying and fixing sources of heat loss in your home or office.
Do You Have Recessed Lighting?
Recessed lighting is one of the largest – and most overlooked – sources of heat loss. Thin metal cans that host your lighting above or inside your ceiling make a quick access point for your heat to make its way up and out. Improper sealing and a lack of weather stripping are often the culprit. Older homes may not have recessed lighting installed up to today’s standards. Repairing this source of heat loss in your home can amount to 13% of your total heat! Remedying this issue will also help you save money on energy and heating bills as more of your heat stays inside.
Do You Have Windows?
Your windows, apart from being cracked or open intentionally, can be a job for your heating contractor to help you solve. As seals and caulking may have deteriorated, your windows may be letting in more than light, and that cold air isn’t comfy and is costing you money. Using caulk and weather stripping to seal your windows can be a lesser-known solution to heat loss.
Your answer should be yes! At custom climate, our heating contractor team is standing by to help you with everything from maintenance to emergencies. Our HVAC professionals can help identify and repair your sources of heat loss, saving you money and giving you peace of mind this season.
Call Custom Climate to schedule an appointment with a Heating Contractor Today!