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Insulating Your Home To Help Your HVAC System

When we couldn't get our home to cool down last summer, we started checking our HVAC system. We found out that our air conditioning system was working fine, but the air just seemed to leave our house rapidly. We contacted an HVAC contractor to run a few tests, and he concluded that we had a severe insulation problem. After showing us which rooms had bad leaks, he recommended a business to come out and remedy the situation. This blog is all about insulating your home and helping you to keep that carefully heated and cooled air inside, where it belongs.


Struggling To Find Your Comfort Zone? Heating Installation Solutions To Consider

In the Northern Hemisphere, winter is always a bit unpredictable. In many areas, the winter season consists of weeks of freezing weather interspersed with an occasional mild day with warming sunshine before the next snowstorm arrives. While the unseasonably warm days do provide some relief from winter's cold, the temperature fluctuations can also serve to highlight any existing issues the home may be having with indoor comfort levels. 

If your home suffers from indoor comfort levels each winter, this information about heating installation may help you find the solutions you need. 

Is your furnace still sized correctly for your home? 

When interior comfort levels in your home develop, homeowners should consider whether changes in their home could be contributing to the problem. Home heating systems that are professionally installed are selected based on the size of the home, amount of insulation, and overall heating needs of the household. When changes are made in the home after the furnace is installed, such as adding new rooms or additions, the existing furnace may no longer be properly sized for the home. 

Homes where renovations have resulted in an undersized furnace situation often see rising heat bills, even though the interior of the home feels less comfortable than it should. An undersized furnace loses efficiency because it must cycle on much more frequently as it attempts to heat the larger space. In addition to comfort issues related to increases in the home's size, homeowners may also see interior comfort issues when larger windows are installed and when interior walls are moved or added that change the airflow patterns in the home. 

What can be done to offset an undersized or inefficient heating system? 

Homeowners who feel that their home is less comfortable due because of an undersized or inefficient heating system have a few choices to consider. The most obvious, and often the best choice, is to consider the installation of a larger, properly sized furnace. Adding a second furnace to form a zoned heating system is another potential solution, especially if the existing furnace is newer and still in good working order. 

If the heating comfort issues are restricted to a small portion of the home or only noted during severe cold weather, adding some form of supplemental heat is a possible solution. Some options for supplemental heat for small spaces include wood stoves, gas fireplaces, or ductless mini-split HVAC systems. 

Solving your home's interior comfort problems may require professional guidance. To get expert help, homeowners should consider discussing their heating situation with a reputable heating installation service contractor in their area.