Homeowners are ideally concerned with the damage they can see inside and outside their homes. But what about damage they cannot hear, touch or see? Home performance is not something customers can easily or immediately pinpoint. It’s something they feel as they take in the comfort, health and energy efficiency of their home.
In this post, California Energy Consultant Service discusses four factors that affect these criteria.
Operable home components need weatherstripping, a material wrapped around movable home components such as windows and doors to reduce heat loss and gain. For static windows and other home components, you’ll need caulking or foam to fill cracks and gaps to stop excessive heat from entering the home.
Old or deteriorating windows are prone to drafts or air leakage. Once your windows become vulnerable, your interior temperature is affected by outside forces and your HVAC system over-compensates. Air leakage should be stopped in its tracks through timely replacement by a professional window replacement contractor.
Water heaters are the second largest energy expense in your home next to your HVAC system. This makes them a big part of your home performance. Fortunately, this situation has several workarounds, such as installing heat traps on hot and cold pipes or turning down the thermostat.
Insulation is key to reduced energy consumption. Every home component needs insulating materials to regulate thermal levels, especially your attic, basement and even the hot water system.
You deserve a home that works as efficiently as you. California Energy Consultant Service offers energy assessment services to determine the best way to boost your home energy performance. Call us today at (916) 239-7779 or fill out our contact form to receive a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova, CA. We look forward to working with you.