Heat loss is one of the ways utility bills become so expensive, and proper insulation of certain areas of your home will protect them from leaching heat to the outside. By having your heating contractor address your entire heating system, including ducts; with carefully applied updated insulation, you can enjoy maximum efficiency from your furnace and lower utility costs.
The attics and crawlspaces of most homes aren’t typically heated, but they often have ductwork running through them. This keeps ducts out of the main house, which is aesthetically appealing and space-saving, but this also means that the air your furnace has worked so hard to warm is blown through icy metal pathways on its way to the rest of your home. Heat loss can occur very quickly in these spaces, and it can be made worse by poor or inadequate insulation. Have your attic and crawlspaces thoroughly inspected and insulated by a qualified heating service for maximum protection against heat loss.
Duct Insulation and Sealing
The next step is to have the ducts themselves protected. Even a well-insulated attic or crawlspace remains unheated, and the ductwork itself can be wrapped in insulation to further retain heat energy as air passes through from the furnace. A heating contractor can also inspect ductwork for leaks and provide both preventative and repair measures to ensure that your ducts are the most efficient they can be.
One final thing to consider is a plastic barrier across the floor of a crawlspace. This can keep moisture from seeping up through the ground, keeping your crawlspace cleaner and further protected from the elements.
To learn more about insulating your home for maximum efficiency and comfort, contact Greenwood Heating & Air at (206) 784-1818 to schedule a consultation. We offer duct sealing, cleaning, and inspections to ensure whole-system efficiency.