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5 Ways to Improve Home Comfort & Energy Efficiency This Winter blog header image
November 27, 2023

Winter is coming here in Westchester, Putnam, and Fairfield counties and it’s time to start making sure our homes are ready to handle the cold. At Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, we offer several services that can help you winterize your home. From optimizing your HVAC performance, to keeping heated air in your home, these energy-saving tips are sure to help you keep your heating bills in check over the coming months. What’s better is that you won’t have to sacrifice your winter home comfort in the process! 

1. Get Your Ducts Cleaned & Sealed

According to ENERGY STAR, your duct system can lose up to 30% of the heated or cooled air that comes from your HVAC system? It’s not uncommon for ducts to have significant air leaks that can contribute to high energy bills. As dust and debris accumulate in your ducts, they can get distributed throughout your home which can have an impact on your indoor air quality.

With our duct cleaning and duct sealing services you can eliminate dust, pollen, bacteria, mold, and other contaminants from your air ducts and see the energy savings of an air-tight duct system. 

2. Get a Healthy Home Evaluation 

Trying to figure out where your home needs energy efficiency or comfort upgrades can be difficult. That’s why our team of building scientists like to start every project with a Healthy Home Evaluation. During this in-depth look of your home and its performance, we’ll perform several tests to help determine which energy-saving upgrades will provide the most benefits to your home, such as:

  • Air filtration & fresh air system evaluation
  • Blower door testing to discover air leaks
  • Infrared camera imaging to assess insulation
  • Indoor air quality testing
  • Combustion testing
  • & more!

3. Upgrade Your Home Insulation

Insulating your home is one of the most important and cost-effective ways to stay comfortable any time of the year. By creating a barrier between your living spaces and the outdoors, insulation helps to keep outside temperatures out of your home and conditioned air inside where it belongs. 

At Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, we carry several types of high-performance insulation, including cellulose and spray foam, and we can help determine which is best for your home. We also recommend air sealing in tandem with your insulation upgrades to maximize your benefits. While insulation prevents heat transfer between in and outdoors, air sealing prevents unwanted airflow. Together, these services will help you save energy and improve your comfort all winter long. 

4. Install Mini Split Heat Pumps For Added Comfort

Sometimes, certain rooms in your home seem impossible to get to a comfortable temperature. While we recommend checking your home for air leaks or poor insulation prior before making any HVAC upgrades, mini split heat pumps can provide a great supplemental heating & cooling solution for hard to condition areas of your home. 

These energy efficient HVAC systems don’t require connecting to your central duct system, making for an easy installation process and can provide year round comfort. As a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor, we install some of the most technologically advanced heating & cooling systems on the market today that can efficiently heat your home—even when outside temperatures are as low as -13°F! 

5. Replace Your Old, Inefficient Heating System 

Just like any system in your home, HVAC systems will lose their efficiency as they age. Knowing when it’s time to replace your old heating system can end up saving you thousands in HVAC repairs down the road. Usually, if you’re having troubles with an HVAC that’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably a good idea to replace it with a more energy-efficient heating system. 

At Healthy Home Energy, we believe that heat pumps are the way of the future for heating & cooling. By transferring heat instead of creating it, heat pumps use a significantly less amount of energy when compared to standard furnaces. They also don’t require fossil fuel combustion and run exclusively on electricity, making them a good choice for you and the environment. 

Are you ready for a cozy & energy efficient winter? Call 914-242-9733 or contact us online to get started with your Healthy Home services today!

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