It is a given that you want to conserve energy in your home. Not only will you save money, but you will also be a better custodian of the environment. When it comes to implementing ways to conserve energy use in the home, however, it can be difficult to separate myth from fact. 4 Seasons Heating & Air is well-versed in all the ways you can cut your energy usage, and we are always happy to help you discern fact from fiction in your quest for energy savings by busting these common heating system myths.
Duct Tape Is Good for Sealing Duct Leaks
Duct tape is not very efficient at sealing air ducts. It does not stick to duct work very well and can peel. If you want to seal your air ducts, it is best to use products like aluminum foil tape or mastic sealant. 4 Seasons Heating & Air in Alpharetta is experienced in investigating ducts for air leakages and using professionally applied sealants, and we are always glad to help you eradicate duct leaks.
A Larger Heating Unit Is Better Able to Heat Your Home
The size of the heating system does not directly translate upward into better energy efficiency. The size of the system should be the correct type for the size of the home, not just a “bigger is better” system. It is true that an undersized system will have to work harder to heat your home, thus driving up your energy costs. On the other hand, an oversized system can lead to higher humidity levels and poor air circulation because of too-frequent cycle-running intervals. When it comes to choosing a new heating system, heating system installation experts like our team at 4 Seasons Heating & Air can accurately analyze your home’s current size and type of ducts in order to recommend the best heating system for your home in Alpharetta.
It Is Easy to Find Air Leaks
It is true that it is easy to discover air leakage around doors and windows. However, there are many other places in the home where you can be losing air. Many times, poor insulation around areas such as floors, ceilings, pipes and chimneys contribute to the loss of air. Having a home energy audit conducted by professionals will help pinpoint all the trouble spots where you are losing heat.
For all your heating system needs, call 4 Seasons Heating & Air in Alpharetta to schedule any services you may require.