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Why Your Heater Isn’t the Only Factor In Keeping Your Home Warm During the Winter

If your HVAC equipment is up-to-date and has recently undergone maintenance from a professional technician, you may be wondering why your house is still chilly this winter. Yet your heating system isn’t the only factor in keeping your space comfortable during the wintertime. To make sure your family is as content as possible, there are several other services you should consider which may help warm your house up, and even save you money in the long-run. Keep reading to learn all the best options for heating your property this winter, and contact the home comfort specialists at Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning for all your HVAC service needs.

#1: Duct Sealing

The ducts in your home allow the passage of air flow through your heating and cooling system. However, when ducts become old and leaky, as much as 20-30% of the airflow in your house can be lost, meaning that you may be missing out on a lot of heat. For ducts that are full of holes or don’t have enough insulation, you should consider duct sealing from Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning.

The benefits of duct sealing include:

  • Lower utility bills
  • Increased temperature control
  • Improved air quality

Ducts buried deep in walls, ceilings, attics, and basements often lack the necessary insulation to maintain heat as air travels around your home or business. And when leaks and corrosion occur in ducts, your heating system has to work harder to compensate for the loss of air, which is ultimately reflected in higher energy bills. This is why duct sealing can help you warm up in the winter, while also saving you money and keeping allergens and mold out of your air supply all year.

#2: Crawlspace Encapsulation

Many homeowners avoid their crawlspace, as these areas are often dank and dark. Yet the condition of your crawl space can have a huge impact on the overall comfort of your home, especially during the winter, when you are trying to seal in as much warm air as possible. If you find yourself shivering this winter even though your system is in good condition and you haven’t changed the way you use it, you may want to consider crawl space encapsulation. During this process, our skilled service professionals go into your crawl space and create an envelope of sorts, closing it off from the outside world.   

When you call us for crawl space encapsulation, our technicians will begin a process that includes:

  • Removing rocks and other debris from the crawlspace
  • Installing thermal barriers and vapor barriers, as well as any water drainage systems
  • Sealing penetrations such as duct, plumbing, and wiring penetrations so they are air tight
  • Installing a dehumidification system
  • Insulating or sealing the rim joist

After crawl space encapsulation is complete, your commercial or residential property should finally be adequately protected from the dampness and smells of your crawl space. In addition to controlling temperature, this may also improve your air quality, and take some of the pressure off your HVAC system in hotter and colder months.

Benefits of crawl space encapsulation include:

  • Reduced air leakage
  • Warmer floors in the winter
  • Cooler floors in the summer
  • Cleaner and healthier indoor air
  • Elimination of pests, pollutants, and mold
  • Longer lifespan for your HVAC system 
  • Lower energy costs

#3: Air Attic Sealing & Insulation

Like duct sealing and crawlspace encapsulation, proper air attic sealing and insulation is another part of the puzzle in making sure your HVAC system is achieving optimum performance. Heat rises, which means that as the highest point in your home, the attic is often either a cap on warm air or an escape for it. By sealing cracks and holes in your attic and insulating it from the rest of your house, you may be able to prevent this escape from happening. Consider this service now if your furnace is costly to operate, or your heating bill keeps coming back higher than you want it to be every month.

Hire the Comfort Professionals at Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning

At Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning, your comfort is our business. For over 39 years, we have been providing the people of North Carolina with residential and commercial HVAC service at an affordable price. From thermostats to gas logs, we are committed to making sure you stay warm during the winter, cool during the summer, and happy all year-round. Call our Fayetteville home comfort experts for award-winning HVAC service today.

At Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning, we live up to our name. You can reach us 24/7 at (910) 933-2338, or fill out our contact form online.