February 22, 2021
How warm was your home last year during the colder California months, when we all headed inside to keep our families safe from the pandemic? Were you making constant trips to the thermostat, sending your energy bills skyrocketing? Maybe you’ve noticed a few extra drafts already this year, or your furnace isn’t blowing the warm air you were expecting.
If you are going to keep your home at the perfect temperature without spending an arm and a leg each month, now is the time to give a little TLC to your home heating system! Here are some of the things you can do, and some of the things you can get a little help with when it comes to keeping your East Bay home comfortable and efficient.
Check & Change Your Air Filters
Your heating and cooling system handles all of the air in your home, which makes air filters an effective tool for removing contaminants from your breathing air. However, when an air filter is neglected long enough for it to clog, it can actually put a strain on your HVAC system and will lose its filtrating qualities. Air filters should be checked once a month and changed based on manufacturer specifications.
Replace Your Insulation
A common solution to winter comfort issues is solving the problem of how much heat a home loses, instead of how much energy it takes to keep it warm. The insulation above your ceiling prevents your home from losing heat to the cooler temperatures outside. If your insulation has incurred water damage, has deteriorated over time, or there was never enough of it there in the first place, an insulation upgrade could be the key to unlocking an efficient, and cozy warm home this winter.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Maintenance from a certified HVAC technician is a must when it comes to giving your heating system some TLC. As home performance experts with special expertise in HVAC equipment, we offer comprehensive tune-ups and maintenance for both heating and AC equipment. Keeping to an annual maintenance schedule provides many preventative and immediate financial benefits, including:
Reduce heating and cooling costs all year
Fewer unexpected furnace or AC breakdowns
Less money spent on emergency repairs
Healthier indoor air quality
Get Help With Your Winter Comfort
Here at Hassler, we are all about home comfort, which is why we turn to building science to tell us how to best make your home as comfortable as possible while using the least energy possible. We are here to help you with all of your winter home comfort upgrades, including furnace maintenance.
And if you’re not sure which home upgrade will have the greatest impact on your home performance and overall comfort, you can start with a comprehensive energy assessment to uncover where your home is losing the most energy!