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First Choice Heating & Cooling: Making Your Home More Cost Efficient this Winter
Did you find it difficult to get your home warm last winter? Did you feel cold even though your heater was constantly running? Did your in-home temperatures vary wildly from room to room? Did you have drafty areas by doors and windows? If so, you may need an energy audit. While these problems may seem like little more than a nuisance, the reality is that homes that are not energy efficient are not only difficult to heat in the winter and cool in the summer, they can also cost much more for heating and cooling than more efficient homes.
Energy efficient homes reduce heat loss from your home, sealing in heat in the winter and keeping out heat in the summer. The result is that your heating or cooling systems no longer have to work overtime to keep your home at your desired temperature. Another bonus is that uneven heating or cooling issues can be resolved when energy leakage is addressed.
However, it can be difficult to identify areas of heat loss. First Choice Heating & Cooling’s two part energy audits can, first, help you identify areas of energy loss and second, help you find solutions for those problems. You may already know to check your doors and windows to ensure that they seal tightly when closed, and add weather-stripping, reducing the risk of air leakage. You may not realize how much energy can still be lost around doors or windows.
We start our audits with other areas that are high risk for energy usage like attics, basements, crawl spaces, duct work, and even your recessed lighting. We go beyond those common areas to check anywhere that energy leakage is likely. Then, if we identify problems we give you a plan customized to your home and your budget to help you identify the most cost efficient way to improve your energy efficiency. We often find that heating and cooling systems have leaks in their ductwork, which means that hot air is escaping into non-living space, like attics, rather than being moved to living space. Our improvement plans go beyond your heating and cooling systems. Moreover, we can help you estimate cost savings from the improvements, so you can decide how to prioritize your improvement plan!
If keeping your home warm is making your heating bills look scary, here are some energy-saving strategies to consider.
First Choice Heating & Cooling has been providing family-owned services to New Jersey for over 20 years. Call us at 848-200-7600 for a quote today.