Get Your Home Ready for Summer Weather

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May 21, 2018

Summer weather means baseball, school vacation, family fun, and air conditioning to keep you comfortable. You’ll want to make sure your Central Illinois home is ready to handle warm weather with top-notch HVAC maintenance from the pros at AAA Northgate.

One great place to start preparing your home for summer is with a home energy audit. This will make sure you’re getting the most out of your air conditioning system. If you’ve already completed an energy audit, it’s time to set up routine HVAC maintenance with our AC specialists.

Summer Comfort Begins with a Home Energy Audit

Your house is made up of various systems to keep your family comfortable. When one or more of these systems isn’t performing as it should, it can increase energy costs, decrease comfort, and affect your family’s health. If your AC seems to run constantly without cooling, or if some rooms are too hot or too cold, it could mean your home’s systems need a performance check-up.

One way to diagnose the source of cooling problems before summer kicks in is to schedule a free home energy audit with AAA Northgate. In our energy audit, we’ll inspect your home from roof to basement, test your heating and cooling systems, and perform a blower door test to identify where your home might be leaking air.

Expensive Air Leaks Waste Energy

Once the energy audit is complete, your AAA Northgate home performance pro will review the findings and recommend upgrades that can improve your home’s energy score. Many folks are surprised to learn that the average home has enough gaps, cracks, and leaks to add up to leaving a window open all year long.

Our home energy audit identifies where your home is leaking air so these gaps can be sealed. Air sealing your home can make a huge difference in energy savings, improve your insulation’s performance, and prevent allergens and other pollutants from getting into your home.

Keep Your Cool with Upgraded Insulation

When paired with air sealing, upgraded insulation is another cost-effective way to boost your Illinois home’s energy efficiency. While most homeowners only think about insulation in the winter, underperforming insulation can also make your home harder to keep cool in the summer. Improving your home insulation make keep your home cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, and extend the life to your HVAC equipment because it won’t need to work as hard.

Often the best remedy for upgrading wall or roof insulation is spray foam insulation, which offers both an air and a thermal barrier.

Spring AC Maintenance for Summer Comfort

If your home is up-to-date in performance, a spring air conditioning maintenance appointment will ensure your summer months are cool and comfortable. Our highly trained and experienced AC techs will perform a routine air conditioner tune-up with a detailed checklist to ensure every component is working properly.

Tired of having to remember to call for routine maintenance? Many homeowners in Illinois have opted for our hassle-free AAA Northgate residential maintenance program. We’ll keep your HVAC systems maintained for top performance, and if there’s a problem lurking in your AC, we’ll spot it before it escalates into a larger problem.

Preparing for summer fun means ensuring your home’s air conditioning, insulation, and air sealing are working properly. Call (309) 686-1786 or contact us to schedule a home energy assessment!

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