Home heating can be a drain on your wallet, so you’ll want to ask yourself whether that heating is as efficient as it can be. There are several ways to improve that efficiency, some drastic and some basic, and a few are given below.
Replacing an Inefficient System
This is one of the drastic methods. For example, an undersized heating system will run for an excessively long time, while an oversized unit will heat too quickly and wind up short-cycling. In both cases, the unit will raise your energy bills and wear down sooner, making a replacement more cost-effective in the long run.
Installing an Efficient System
The other drastic step is to install a more efficient system, with solar and geothermal heating being the top alternatives. The cost of solar heating is becoming more and more reasonable, and there’s no need for specialized equipment. Geothermal heat pumps use underground air rather than the outside air as a heat source. Why? This is because underground air remains at a more constant temperature than outside air, resulting in greater energy efficiency.
Ductless mini-splits are another option, especially for smaller homes. At Kayl Heating & Air, we can install these and other heating products in homes throughout Doniphan, NE.
Weatherstripping and Insulation
These are basic steps toward a more energy-efficient home. In fact, even the most advanced heating technology will be of no avail if you don’t take these steps. The attic, doors, and windows have cracks and gaps that can suck out warm air at an alarming rate, so these need to be sealed. From the outside, you can use caulking or a foam spray; from the inside, you could consider foam tape.
The attic and wall cavities should have plenty of insulation, too. You could ask a professional to measure insulation levels and determine where it’s needed. Choose insulation with a high R-value.
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For heating repairs and installations, choose Kayl Heating & Air here in Doniphan. We do more than heating and cooling work, though. Our team can also install humidifiers and ductless systems. Contact us today for more information.