Are your energy bills in your Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home steadily on the rise? If so, you may be wondering how you can trim the waste and keep costs under control. What you may not realize is that energy may be escaping through several spots in your home. Insufficient insulation, leaky roofs and cracked ducts can all lead to energy loss, which can waste a lot of money every month.
The insulation within the walls of your home helps to keep the indoor air inside. Insufficient insulation can cause significant energy loss.
It’s not easy to know how much insulation is hiding behind the walls. But you can call a professional to take a closer look at what was installed when your home was built. It’s a fairly straightforward process to replace insulation or add more material when you don’t have enough. Insufficient insulation is especially common in basements and attics since these spaces aren’t commonly used as living spaces.
A leaking roof can also allow quite a bit of energy to seep out of the house. Keep an eye out for warning signs of roof issues, such as:
- Patches of light coming through the ceiling
- Wet spots on the floors or ceilings
- Drafty areas on the upper level of the house
If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s important to bring in a roofing expert for repair or replacement as soon as possible.
Damaged ducts are also culprits for energy loss in residential properties. If your ducts aren’t properly connected or have cracks, the cooled and heated air will seep out as it moves to the vents in the various rooms of the house. Having your ducts professionally sealed can eliminate this problem. An HVAC service technician can also repair the damaged sections to keep air flowing smoothly.
At Custom Air & Plumbing, we offer a variety of HVAC solutions to help reduce energy loss and keep your home comfortable. Contact us at 888-856-4507 for fast and friendly service.
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