Central Air Conditioning and Insulation Go Hand-in-Hand

Jul 18, 2013 by

During the hot summer months, people are blasting the air conditioning in their homes and offices.  Everyone wants to stay comfortable, but what’s the cost of this comfort?  Energy usage is up, which means energy costs are up as well.  It’s time to take control. Without proper air sealing and insulation, we’re wasting valuable energy and money cooling a space that isn’t holding in that conditioned air.

Air Sealing and Insulation

Air sealing keeps a building envelope tight so that air doesn’t leak in or out.  When there is excessive air leakage, you’re losing air that you just paid to heat or cool.  By making your home more airtight, you could reduce heating and cooling costs by 20 percent or more.  Once air leakages are taken care of, it’s essential to have the appropriate amount of insulation installed.

Insulation is measured in R-value, which is the measure of resistance to heat flow.  The higher the R-value, the more heat the insulation will keep out in the summer, and in during the winter.  There are a variety of types of insulation including spray foam, rigid foam, and cellulose insulation.  A professional insulation contractor will be able to assess your space and recommend the most effective and beneficial type of insulation.  Insulation can be installed in walls, the attic, basement, and garage – anywhere really!  If you think your home is not properly insulated, contact your local Dr. Energy Saver dealer today. 

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning uses a refrigerant compound that changes from a liquid into a vapor to produce cool air to circulate throughout your home or building.  It’s important to always keep you’re AC ducts clean as to reduce possible allergens and to ensure that the system is always working to its highest capacity.  There are numerous energy efficient and ENERGY STAR™ rated air conditioner models that reduce cooling costs and save energy.

The Twin Pack – Insulation and Central AC 

Insulation and central air conditioning go hand-in-hand.  Without proper insulation, you’re wasting energy and money that could be otherwise saved.  Insulation provides the opportunity for a long-term change.  You may not notice the difference immediately, but over time the central air conditioning may not have to be turned up so high, and your utility bills will likely go down.

For more information about energy-saving services and changes you can make, contact your local Dr. Energy Saver dealer.  They have the training and experience to perform a comprehensive energy audit, prioritize energy performance changes, and decide which options are the most beneficial for your specific situation.  Dr. Energy Saver offers air sealing, home insulation, HVAC service, water heater repair, and much more.  Don’t hesitate to call today!

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