Easy Home Maintenance Tips To Save Energy

Your furnace is one of the most important systems in your home so regular maintenance is crucial to keep it operating at peak efficiency and to avoid expensive repairs and replacement costs. Surgi's Heating and Air Conditioning offers 7 day a week service as well as regular maintenance packages on all air conditioning and heating systems. Here are a few tips on things you can do yourself to keep your furnace working all year long.

One of the easiest home maintenance chores anyone can do is adding or repairing weatherstripping around movable doors and windows. A visit to your local home improvement store is a good place to start as weatherstripping comes in a large variety of materials. Once you know the proper type for your needs, most are easy to install yourself.

Caulking around windows and doors is another easy home maintenance chore to prevent air loss. You can feel for air leaks on a windy day by lighting an incense stick and moving it around the edges of windows, exterior doors, and floorboards to see if a draft blows the smoke. Spider webs are also a good indication there is a draft. On certain windows, you can consider adding a layer of durable plastic to prevent leaking.

Many homes lose a lot of energy through unfinished attics. Adding additional insulation to your attic floor can be easy by using insulation batts and rolls. Typically, 12 inches of insulation is required to adequately insulate a home from heat and cold air loss through the attic so check how much you have now and then add the appropriate amount. Inside your home, if you don't have insulation in the walls, you can have insulation blown into wall spaces through holes cut in the drywall.

Once you make sure your home is insulated and air tight, call Surgi's to make sure your furnace is operating as efficiently as possible. We’ve been helping residential and commercial clients maintain heating and cooling systems in the New Orleans area since 1964. For more information, call 469-4232 or click the service button below.

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