Home Energy Performance
Controlling how your home uses energy is something that can be improved without sacrificing what matters to your family. In other words, you don’t need to have a smaller home or settle for less comfortable thermostat settings in order to save money. Since 1960, we have specialized in finding the most efficient systems for heating and cooling, and the most efficient way to distribute it through your home. Home energy performance completes our offering by helping you identify the best way to retain the comfort within your living space.
Energy Problems Are Comfort Problems
It’s true that heat rises, which means the attic is the most important part of the home to insulate. However, the effect of not doing so is felt throughout the entire house (not to mention your wallet). Yet insulation by itself cannot solve issues such as outside air infiltration, leaks in the ductwork, or improperly sized or configured appliances or comfort systems. By taking a comprehensive look at your entire home’s energy performance, Hurley & David can identify all the ways you can improve the comfort of your home while also reaping significant energy savings.
The HVAC industry has come a long way over the last few decades, and newer furnaces and air conditioners are much more efficient than older models. Those energy savings are often enough to pay off the cost of an upgrade in just a few years, especially if your system gets a lot of use— and here in Western Mass, furnaces do tend to get a lot of use!
You can maximize the benefit of an upgraded system by insulating and air sealing your home prior to the upgrade itself. Besides improving energy efficiency in general, these steps lower you home’s heating and cooling load, which may allow you to upgrade to a smaller system that will save money in the near and long term without sacrificing comfort.
At Hurley & David, we’ve been helping Springfield homeowners be more comfortable for over 50 years: give us a call at (413) 732-3141 to learn more about optimizing your home’s energy performance.