Reducing energy waste


Living in Fort Worth, TX, requires both a heating and cooling system… For approximately six months per year, the outdoor temperature climbs above the mid eighties and the humidity is excessive; During the winter, the nighttime temperature often drops down into the thirties.

We experience an abundance of rain and can expect many inches of snow monthly.

With four separate seasons and a mix of weather conditions conditions, there is seldom an option to simply open the windows, however the cost of heating and cooling adds up to around half of house energy consumption, utility costs are a big part of the budget, however in an attempt to minimize expenses, I’ve worked to tighten up my home in Fort Worth. I invested into Energy Star rated windows and carefully caulked around them. I replaced both the front and back door and weatherstripped. I added a fresh layer of insulation to the attic and replaced to a smart control unit. I installed ceiling fans that help to push the heat toward the floor during the winter season and encourage it up and out during the summer, however a tightly sealed thermal envelope helps the heating and cooling system to operate more efficiently, less energy is wasted, then however, I’ve also reduced natural ventilation, creating a stale and stuffy residing environment. With dander, dust and other contaminants getting trapped indoors, I worry about the health of my family; Just recently, I invested into a whole-home air cleaner. The indoor air quality accessory installed into the air duct, where it sanitizes the air as it passes through. It works to trap pollutants, get rid of odors and kill bacteria and viruses.

 

 

Fort Worth Texas Cooling