The Whole-House Approach to Energy Efficiency: All Systems Working in Sync

The Whole-House Approach to Energy Efficiency: All Systems Working in Sync

The Whole-House Approach to Energy Efficiency: All Systems Working in SyncIn a properly functioning system (whether it be an automobile, the human body or a home), all of the components must operate effectively and efficiently for the system to perform optimally. This is the basis for a whole-house approach to energy efficiency. Below are some of the systems that work interdependently to keep your home comfortable year-round.

HVAC System

Your heating and cooling system(s) work to maintain proper temperature and moisture levels. To do so most effectively, the system needs to be properly maintained. Dirty filters and malfunctioning parts will cause your equipment to work harder than necessary to perform its task. This increases your energy costs as well as reducing the life of your system.


The conditioned air provided by your HVAC system travels throughout your home through a series of ducts and vents. Closed vents and leaky or damaged ductwork reduces the amount of conditioned air delivered to rooms, allowing it to escape into the attic or crawl space instead. When the conditioned air escapes, your HVAC system works extra hard to accomplish the comfort levels you set.

Air Sealing

Conditioned air does not just escape from the ductwork. A whole-house approach to energy efficiency reveals that windows, doors and other joints in your home may also allow air to leak. Seal those leaks with caulking or weatherstripping for a more efficient use of energy in your home.

Other components of your whole-house system include windows, lighting, appliances and insulation. All of these systems affect one another and impact your energy consumption. For more advice about how to conserve energy in your Peachtree City area home or how to maintain its various components, contact the professionals at Powers Heating and Air.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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