3 Improvement to Your Attic That Can Save on Energy Costs

Your home need to stay as energy efficient as possible in order to help cut down on monthly heating and cooling bills. An efficient home will ease the strain on your heater or air conditioner, helping them to last longer and suffer fewer breakdowns as well as lowering the costs of keeping your home comfortable. Here in La Habra, CA, the battle for energy efficiency often takes place in your attic, since warm air rises and moves through it on the way out of your house. Here’s a quick list of three improvements to your attic that can save big on energy costs.

1. Insulation

Southern California homes don’t often have a lot of insulation, since our summers are so hot. But insulation keeps hot summer air out of your home as well as warm conditioned air inside, meaning that it can save you just as much in July as it does in January. If you can, look into adding another layer or so in your attic. You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes.

2. Energy Recovery Ventilators

An energy recovery ventilator swaps the stale air out of your home with fresh air from outside, using a heat exchanger to ensure that the temperatures in your home remain what you wish them to. Not only does that allow you to refresh the air in your home without opening a door or window, but it improves the overall efficiency of both your heater and your air conditioner.

3. Duct Sealing

A breached section of duct in your attic can pull in all of the dust and cobwebs that have accumulated up there, as well as unconditioned air that mixes with conditioned air from your heater or AC, and reduces their overall effectiveness. A duct sealing service can seal the breach, often with a new section of ductwork, eliminating the problem quickly and effectively.

Contact JC Mechanical, Inc. today to install or repair any of these products!

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