Did you know that one of the most effective ways to save money on your Ottawa air conditioner utility costs is to reduce the amount of heat in the attic?
In Ottawa, we experience hot summers and cool winters. And when it comes to efficiency a properly insulated attic can help immensely. So what can you do to stop the warm air in your attic from reaching downstairs?
Follow these steps:
- Check your insulation – If you examine your current insulation in your attic, you will have a good idea of how well the insulation is doing with blocking heat. Check your R-Value to ensure you have a high number for your space. If you need help with this, hire an expert to properly check and insulate your attic.
- Ensure that all small spaces are sealed – Some common areas to check are around lights, vents, and pipes. This is often one of the major contributors that may be allowing warm air into your home.
Follow this advice to ensure that you are getting the most out of your current heating and cooling system. And remember, other areas in your home may need to be sealed through the use of weather stripping and insulation. The more leaks you are able to stop, the more efficient your system will be and the easier it will have to work.