The weather extremes in our local section necessitate heating plus cooling just about year round.
The cost of temperature control accounts for approximately half of our annual energy costs.
Energy efficiency is a sizable priority. I’ve gone to good lengths to seal up any leaks in the thermal envelopes. Along with replacing windows plus doors, I’ve meticulously caulked, weatherstripped plus insulated. I’ve installed ceiling fans to help push the heat toward the floor while in the Winter plus send it up plus out while in the summer. I am diligent about replacing air filters plus scheduling preventative service in the fall for the oil furnace plus in the Spring for the cooling system. While I’ve done a nice task of reducing expenses, I’ve also eliminated natural ventilation. Fresh air is necessary for healthy air quality. Otherwise, contaminants become trapped inside, however cooking, cleaning, showering plus all sorts of everyday activities add to the problem. Pet dander, dust, fumes, bacteria, viruses plus modl spores get circulated by the heating plus cooling method multiple times per afternoon. The lack of ventilation can lead to health problems. The ideal solution is a ventilation method that works to pull out the stale air plus substitute it with fresh, clean, outside air. I chose a heat reclaimy ventilator that uses the outgoing air to preheat the incoming air in the winter. This helps to reduce the workload of the oil furnace. Since adding the ventilation system, I’ve noticed that the living environment is more comfortable. The condo stays cleaner, smells fresher plus our family has fewer concerns with headaches, sleeplessness, coughing, sneezing plus sore throats.