Reno Winter Efficiency Tips

Have you noticed how cold it has been this winter? This Reno HVAC company has heard all sorts of talk of not being to stay warm this season. Below are some ways to help improve your home and keep you warm in these frigid Reno temperatures.

Air Leaks
One of the best ways to winterize your home is to block any air leaks around your house. To find the leaks walk around your home on a breezy day holding a lit incense stick. This should help you find the problem areas. The next step is to cover the leaks with door sweep and caulk. Outside leaks can be sealed with weather-resistant caulk.

Insulation
Insulation is a great way to keep heat in. You should have a minimum of 12 inches of insulation in your attic. This home improvement is well worth it. It will keep you warm and keep your heating costs down.

Air Ducts
If your air ducts are not properly connected or insulated your home can lose up to 60 percent of its heat before it reaches the vents. Air ducts are often exposed in the attic, the basement and crawlspaces. Check these areas and fix where you see gaps or pinches. Ducts should also be vacuumed every so often, to clean out the dirt, dust and animal hair that can gather in them.

Mt. Rose HVAC can help you with all your heating needs this winter. Get your free estimate or contact us today!