Over the past several weeks in our blog mini-series, “HVAC Efficiency and your Home,” we explored the role of Attic Insulation, Windows, and Doors in terms of your home’s overall energy efficiency. Remember, every part of your home, from your windows and doors to your siding, attic insulation, and roof, not just your HVAC system, affects its energy efficiency and thus your monthly heating and cooling bills,.
HVAC Efficiency and your Home: Your Siding
When you get cold, what do you do to stay warm? You bundle up. So what does your home use to keep warm? Siding!
Okay, so siding isn’t exactly the same as putting on a coat, but the metaphor still works. We use layers to stay warm. Just like you put a jacket on to keep heat in and cold out, your home uses siding for the same function. Insulated siding helps break the “thermal bridge” between your home’s studs and exterior cladding. According to the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI), “Thermal bridging occurs when materials with poor insulating properties contact each other, allowing heat to flow through them.” Siding helps blanket your home, increasing the total wall R-value for the structure.
Of course, your siding is just one piece of the puzzle. You need to also ensure that your Attic Insulation, Windows, Doors, Roof, and HVAC System are up to the task. Each plays an important role in the energy efficiency of your home.
Fresh Air Concepts: Your Baltimore HVAC Company
In order to make sure your HVAC system is ready for winter, it is important to enlist the services of a professional HVAC technician, like the ones at Fresh Air Concepts. From our courteous and professional staff to our highly trained HVAC technicians, Fresh Air Concepts will strive to not only meet, but exceed your expectations for all of your indoor air quality needs.
Our mission is “To Be Your HVAC Contractor of Choice for All of Your Maryland Indoor Heating, Air Conditioning, and Air Purification Quality Needs.”
Check back next week as we continue our blog mini-series, “HVAC Efficiency and your Home.” We will be taking a look at the importance of your roof. Meanwhile, if you have any questions about HVAC Efficiency, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Make sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as well! We are an award winning, factory authorized Carrier dealer!