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How to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Winters in Cedar Falls, IA are as cold as they come, and when the snow hits, you want your home to be able to retain as much heat as possible. A qualified technician can perform an inspection of your home and make recommendations based on your specific needs. Every home is different, of course, and yours may not need what another house might. But if you want to know how to improve your home’s energy efficiency, there are a few products and upgrades that can help.


We certainly don’t need more humidity in the summer – in fact, the exact opposite is true – but when winter temperatures fall, the air can get very dry and crisp. That creates a host of kin issues and similar discomforts, as well as forcing your heater to work harder to do its job. A humidifiers makes the air feel more comfortable. More importantly, it helps us feel warmer, which means your heater won’t have to spend quite so much energy when the humidifier is working.

Upgraded Thermostats

Thermostats are designed to last for decades, and yours may be doing a perfectly good job after years of service. But an upgraded thermostat takes advantage of new advances, such as smart programming that anticipates your temperature needs and makes adjustments accordingly. You’d be surprised how much a simple change like that will allow your house to be comfortably heated without using as much energy.

Heating Maintenance

Your heater might not need any specific repairs, but if you want it to function at its best, you should schedule a maintenance session at least once a year before the weather gets too cold. The technician can spot potential repair issues before they become a problem, but also cleans dirty filters, unclogs burners, tightens loose bolts and perform similar little corrections that rob your heater of efficiency and cost you more to heat your home.

Contact Dalton PHC for help in improving your home’s energy efficiency!

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