During the winter, it’s not enough that your heating system is working properly–it should deliver energy-saving performance, as well. But there are a couple of things that can hamper and eventually compromise its efficiency. A trusted heating and cooling services provider in the area, The Ice-Man, discusses some of them here.
Air leakage. Poor heating efficiency generally occurs in homes with insufficient insulation due to poorly-sealed windows and doors. Because there are numerous gaps in the thermal envelope, heating energy won’t remain inside your house, and will instead escape outside. You can prevent this by making sure any gaps or openings in windows and doors are sealed properly.
Faulty thermostat. Have you set your thermostat correctly? If not, this may be the reason your living spaces aren’t getting enough heat. In some cases, the problem may actually lie with a compromised thermostat. Fortunately, The Ice-Man is only one phone call away. We’ll deal with the failed device–and ensure reliable heating performance from your HVAC unit–with our high-quality thermostats and controls from Carrier®, a trusted name in the industry. Let us know about your needs and we’ll help you decide on the option that best works for you.
Ductwork caps. You’ll want to keep tabs on the condition of your ductwork. Otherwise, it will develop holes and other openings where heat can leak out. When this happens, hot air isn’t distributed throughout your home like it should be, but rather is blown behind walls, ceilings and crawl spaces. This results in higher heating bills. To prevent this, turn to The Ice-Man for a comprehensive inspection of your ducts. If we do find leaks in the ductwork, we’ll repair and seal them as necessary.
Your Trusted HVAC Service Expert
Whether you need improved HVAC efficiency or effective indoor air quality solutions, The Ice-Man has you covered. Look no further for unrivaled HVAC service providers that you’d be happy to refer to a friend. Call us today at (609) 466-9020 or fill out this contact form to schedule your HVAC consultation. We serve Hopewell, NJ, and all areas in Greater Mercer County.