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I've Got Chills, They're Multiplying

Now that you have John Travolta singing songs from Grease as a sound track in your head, let’s talk about the chills you might be feeling around your home.

If you live in an older home the windows and doors may not have the best seals around them anymore. You may be slowly working to replace the old windows with new ones, but have yet to get to redo the bathroom. Days like this at the beginning of winter in Central Texas, it can get downright nippy next to that bathroom window. Guess what, that means money is actually blowing right out of it, even when it is closed!

It typically costs more to heat your home than to cool it. So, you probably notice the increase in cost over the winter months. Making your HVAC unit work overtime to compensate for leaks and lack of insulation will add up quickly on your bill. Take a moment to view this video and see if you might have areas in your home that could use some attention.

Older homes generally have less insulation than newer ones. If you home is 20 years old or more, it is probably safe to say that the insulation needs to be updated. Adding insulation in the attic and walls can help keep your home more comfortable during the winter and summer months.

Weatherizing your home with insulation, weather stripping, and caulking can help to make it more comfortable and decrease heating and cooling bills. Insulation is an investment that will quickly pay for itself.

Click here for a step-by-step DIY guide to weatherizing your home from The Home Depot. The guide says the steps are beginner level and will take you about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

Once you have identified areas where leaks may be occurring and weatherized your home, you should see a decrease in your energy bill. 1st AC and Heating is here to help make sure you and your family are comfortable in your home. If your HVAC unit still seems to be working overtime, give us a call and we will send a knowledgeable technician over to help identify why this is happening and help you design a plan to fix any issues.

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