Is your house working as a system?

Posted on Oct 27 2016 in Kankakee Valley REMC

house-leaks-with-text-800Heating your living space can use more energy than any other system in your home. By combining proper equipment maintenance and upgrades with proper air sealing, recommended insulation and thermostat settings, you can save money on your energy bill.

Houses work as a complete system, meaning one thing can have an effect on another.

It is common practice to recommend having your furnace/heating system inspected this time of year in preparation for the upcoming home heating season.

While this is still a good recommendation, just having the heating system in tip-top shape might not be enough. Air sealing any connecting gaps between conditioned and unconditioned areas as well as installing insulation once the air sealing is done, can have a positive impact on the effectiveness of the heating equipment. It is likely that you will also find the house to be more comfortable.

If you have any questions or want information on air sealing and insulating your home, please contact KVREMC Energy Advisor Darrell Marks at He would be happy to provide you more information on this topic and ways to make your home more energy efficient.