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A Home Performance Assessment: Peace Of Mind, Low Energy Bills And Improved Home Comfort

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 @ 03:08 PM

In the average American home, heating and cooling expenses will consume nearly 50% of the monthly energy budget. With such a significant amount of money going to making your living environment comfortable, it makes sense to do everything possible to keep the heating and cooling you've paid for inside your house where it belongs.

A home performance assessment can pinpoint the areas where improvements need to be made to boost HVAC efficiency and performance, reduce air and energy loss and increase your overall level of home comfort.

It is an in-depth process that evaluates your home as a complete and complex unit.

home assessment home comfort tipsThe assessment uses specialized diagnostic tools and equipment to help locate trouble spots and identify how they affect other home comfort factors. In addition, careful attention is given to potential health and safety problems, such as ventilation of harmful gases and other substances, to make sure the home is as safe as it can possibly be.

Home Performance Assessment commonly locates problems and recommends improvements in areas such as:

  • Home sealing: A good seal keeps outside air from getting into your home and reducing comfort levels. (A word of caution here—you can go too far in making your home too tight. Every home needs a certain amount of "air to breathe." The good news is most assessments evaluate this critical point by testing again after any changes have been made.)
  • Insulation: Keeps warm air out in the summer and warm air in during the winter.
  • Duct sealing or repair: Finds areas where air and energy can be lost in the air distribution network of your HVAC system. Leaky ductwork can account for substantial amounts of wasted energy and money.
  • Sealing of electrical fixtures: Air leaks around electrical fixtures can be a significant year-round source of energy loss in your home.
  • Window replacement: High-efficiency windows can contribute to indoor comfort and lowered energy costs, but you need to understand the payback because replacement windows can be expensive.  

P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling brings more than 75 years of professional HVAC industry experience to customers in the greater Cleveland area. Contact us today for more information on the benefits of home performance assessments.

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Paul WadsworthPaul Wadsworth is the President and Owner of P.K. Wadsworth Heating and Cooling. For 37 years, Paul has been providing heating and cooling services to the Greater Cleveland area. P.K. Wadsworth has been a trusted Cleveland HVAC service company for 75 years. The company understand the area's construction and local heating and air conditioning needs. Paul has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S., Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He's been President of the Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a founding member of the local chapter. Paul was born and raised in Cleveland and has been active in the local community. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two sons.

The opinions and statements contained in this article are for general informational purposes only and are not instructions. Only trained, licensed and experienced personnel should attempt installation/repair. The author assumes no liability for the opinions/statements made in this article. Any individual attempting a repair or installation based on this article does so at their own risk of loss.

Topics: home comfort tips, home performance assessment, ductwork, energy savings

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