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3 Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Today, many homeowners are becoming more mindful about their home’s energy efficiency. Not only because of the cost savings or the quality of life improvements they see, but also because of the increase in awareness of how your home’s energy efficiency can help protect the environment.

There are a lot of ways to help increase your home’s energy efficiency, but without knowing what factors that can impair your home’s efficiency it’s hard to tell what will make the biggest difference.

Here are some of the top factors in Florida that can affect your home’s energy efficiency:

#1 Humidity

Living in Florida, we have to deal with high humidity outdoors almost yearlong. But there are daily activities such as cooking, showering, and doing laundry that can cause extra humidity in your house.

High humidity levels can cancel out the cooling from your air conditioner units, causing them to have to work harder to keep your home as cool as you’d like it.

#2 Drafts

Drafts that come from your windows or doors can do more than just undermine your home’s comfort levels. They can also cause your heating or air conditioning to escape your home, leaving your heating and cooling to do even more work.

If your windows are past their prime, you should consider replacing them with more durable and energy-efficient windows, like those from FAS Windows & Doors.

#3 Poor Insulation

One of the biggest factors when it comes to how energy efficient your home is is how well your home is insulated. Poor insulation can result in significant heat and cooling loss.

If you add up the gaps, leaks and holes in your home, it can equate to having a window open every day. If your insulation has become ineffective, it can impair your indoor temperature and indoor air quality.

As you can see, one of the biggest ways that your home can become more efficient is by filling in the gaps, so to speak. Upgrading your old, drafty windows with new, energy efficient windows is a great way to maintain an airtight seal, giving your HVAC units a break and saving on your cooling/heating costs.

As the leading window contractor, we only offer replacement windows that stand the test of time. Call us at (877) 289-0825 to get your free quote. We serve various areas in Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, St. Pete, and more.

FASWD 3/14/2018

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