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Download Our Free Do-It-Yourself HVAC Evaluation Guide

Posted on July 29, 2015
by Appleby Systems

High energy bills can be frustrating, especially when your home isn’t even comfortable. Wouldn’t it be great if you could pinpoint efficiency issues and reduce energy costs while improving home comfort? With an HVAC evaluation, you can do just that.

Understanding HVAC EvaluationsGuy looking into Vent

A professional HVAC evaluation examines all aspects of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to identify potential efficiency issues. That not only means looking at system components, but also the thermal envelope of your home. After all, if you have air leaks or inadequate insulation, HVAC efficiency will suffer.

But there are certain steps a homeowner can take to perform a do-it-yourself HVAC evaluation. Let’s discuss some of the common problems that can be addressed by downloading our free guide.

Air Leaks

Let’s say there’s an unexplained draft blowing your family room. Every summer, you get a face full of hot, humid air and you’ve had enough. But fixing the problem is out of the question because you can’t even find the source of draft. So now what?

While a professional has a host of diagnostic tools to help track down air leakage, we can tell you how to get the job done using nothing more than pencil, paper, candles and a lighter. It's all in our free guide.

Inadequate Insulation

insulation Let’s say you’re putting clothes away in the upstairs bedroom. You open the closet door and it’s like a sauna in there. You drag out all of the clothes and inspect the entire closet. There aren’t any air leaks, so what’s causing the problem?

Look up. Most likely, the problem isn’t specific to your closet. Your entire upstairs living space is suffering heat gain caused by inadequate insulation in the attic. But since your closet stays closed up all day, it doesn’t receive the same level of air conditioning as the rest of your bedroom. Now think about how hard your air conditioner must be struggling to keep the rest of the upstairs cool.

With our do-it-yourself guide, you can learn how to check attic insulation levels with nothing more than a tape measure, and how much insulation you’ll need to increase the energy efficiency of your home.

HVAC Equipment

Annual heating and cooling maintenance should be handled by a professional, but you can help keep your systems clean and efficient in the meantime. Learn what you can do to keep your system operating at full capacity between maintenance visits.

Download Our Free Guide

If you’d like to know more about professional and do-it-yourself HVAC evaluations and how they can help identify energy efficiency problems in your Oakville or Burlington area home, download our free guide today! 

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