With proper insulation and sealing, you can greatly reduce the amount of energy needed to efficiently cool and heat your home. The next time you are upgrading your home with new air conditioning installation in Katy, TX you should have the technician also check your system for energy efficiency and see what you can do to improve the system.
Insulation is one of the most used products to reduce energy loss in homes. In the summer it helps keep heat out of the home and in the winter, it will help keep heat inside of the home. If you choose to inspect your home yourself then you will need to first begin in the attic. Look for areas where air is passing through the insulation. Inspect where there are gaps been the roof and wall. Look over pipes, chimneys or any other structures that exit the attic walls or roof that will or might have gaps.
Once you have inspected and located everything in the attic that will need some work, move on to the basement or crawlspace for the home. You will look for gaps where the exterior walls come into contact with the home’s foundation. Also inspect around pipes, ductwork, and any other structures that exit from the exterior walls. Do not forget to look at the floor joists and supports for the flooring above to see if there are any gaps.
If the current insulation installed appears to be in bad shape, you should go ahead and replace it. However, if it appears to be just fine then filling in the gaps and holes will depend on mainly personal choice. A popular choice used by many homeowners is expanding latex spray foam insulation. This product will insure that the holes and gaps are completely filled.
When it comes to pipes, it will depend on what type of pipes they are. If you are dealing with water pipes then simple insulation sleeves will do the trick. However, if the pipes are for the furnace or fireplaces then wrapping insulation around these could potentially start a fire. You will want to use aluminum flashing and special high temperature caulking with these. If you are uncomfortable and would like professional assistance then you can get in touch with Cypress Heating and Air for air conditioning installation in Katy, TX.
Next, seal any gaps or cracks that surround ductwork and non-heat conducting vent pipes with spray foam insulation where they exit to the roof. Finally, inspect the attic door and if it is not already insulated, insulate it and make sure that the weather-stripping around the door is still intact and not cracked, if so replace it.
After you have finished up the attic the next place you should go is the basement/crawlspace. If you found any small gaps, cracks and holes you found earlier, seal those with caulking. When it comes to larger holes or cracks you will need to use expanding late foam on these. Make sure that you seal any gaps around ductwork and pipes that exit the exterior basement walls and ensure that all windows and doors are sealed and weather-stripped. If there are any gaps where the columns come into contact with the floor joists and/or gaps where the exterior wall comes into contact with the floor then make sure you seal these too. Finally, if you have an unfinished basement then now is the time to insulate in between the wall studs in the basement if it is not already done so. If you need assistance and need air conditioning installation in Katy, TX, then contact Cypress Heating and Air and we will gladly assist you.
Now that the attic and basement/crawlspace are properly sealed and insulated it is time to move onto the remainder of the home. If you have a range hood, make sure that it has a flap that seals itself from the outside elements. If not, you can typically purchase one without needing to change the vent hood. Inspect light switches and electrical outlets, if there is air entering from these then you can purchase foam sleeves to install behind the cover plates to assist with preventing air from entering the home.
If you need air conditioning installation in Katy, TX or assistance with sealing your home then give Cypress Heating and Air a call today. You can count on our professional and expert technicians to provide you with the results you are looking for. For professional air conditioning installation in Katy, TX that you can count on, give us a call now.
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