Insulation Tips to Improve Indoor Air and HVAC Operations
With restrictions across North Central Florida and around the world, many people are spending more time indoors. That is making many of us think about the flow of our indoor air. The fact is that proper insulation and an efficient HVAC system are basic essentials for circulating clean and comfortable indoor air throughout your home or business.
Age, efficiency ratings, and performance will determine the efficiency of your HVAC equipment, but there are also heating and cooling solutions outside the scope of HVAC operations.
5 Florida Insulation Projects and Cooling Solutions
As a full-service residential AC repair and commercial HVAC service company, United Refrigeration, Heating and Air offers HVAC inspections, preventative maintenance, repairs, and installations. Oftentimes, our experts will also suggest additional measures that homeowners and business owners may take to improve airflow or to support the efforts of your air conditioning and heating systems. Here are five expert tips:
- Don’t Ignore Ductwork: In addition to the outdoor unit and indoor components of an HVAC system, be sure to schedule a professional inspection to ensure the quality and condition of your ductwork. An expert can let you know if it is time for cleaning or time for updating the ductwork at your home or business.
- Increase Indoor Insulation: Poor insulation is one of the top causes of not only the loss of heated or cooled air, but it is also to blame for running HVAC systems ragged. With proper insulation in your walls and attic spaces, you can promote better temperature control, improve efficiency, and protect the longevity of your systems.
- Install a New Roof: A new roof can help improve insulation, thus, help prevent indoor air from escaping. That means your utility bills won’t go through the roof due to overextended AC operations. Be sure to ask your roofer about light-colored or reflective roofing materials that can provide an extra layer of protection from Florida’s hot sun.
- Upgrade Windows and Doors: Air can escape through cracks and gaps in windows and doors. Consider investing in new, airtight, professionally installed windows and doors. Hurricane impact styles are popular around Ocala and The Villages, as are special window glass options with a glaze to protect from unwanted heat and sunshine.
- Add Awnings or Overhangs: You might not realize how much the hot sun heats up your indoor spaces as it penetrates through the windows. If you are cranking up the AC because certain areas feel hot, consider installing fixed overhangs or awnings outside the windows in that area to block the rays. If major installations are not in your budget, consider adding tall shrubbery or plants outside the window to help block the light.
United’s experts are happy to provide referrals to experts that can help with your projects around Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas. Also, be sure to regularly replace your AC filters and schedule preventative maintenance services to mitigate risks of any damage, leaks, corrosion, or operational issues with your HVAC systems. United’s team remains fully equipped to provide emergency services, preventative maintenance, and new HVAC installations.
United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s customers trust us to provide the stability you require for all of your home and business needs. Call 352-629-1187 to set your next appointment.