As a commercial business owner, you may be overlooking one of the biggest factors in the efficiency of your heating and cooling system – your attic space. It’s true! If your building has an attic it could be sabotaging all of your efforts to keep your space cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Today, let’s take a look at the three key factors affecting the efficiency of your HVAC system – insulation, ventilation, and air sealing.
The insulation you need in your attic will effectively assist your HVAC system in keeping your space properly heated and cooled. If the insulation in your attic isn’t doing it’s job, you will have higher A/C and heating bills, your system will incur unnecessary use, and your space will not be comfortable.
Ventilation of your attic is needed to ensure the effective exchange of inside air with fresh outdoor air. If your attic’s system of passive and active ventilation is not working properly, you will feel it in the summer. This is because without this air pass through your attic can easily get above 150 degrees. At this temperature your cooling system will not be able to keep up with cooling your space in an efficient manner and the comfort level inside will be diminished.
Sealing air out of your attic is the only way to keep drafts from working your heating system overtime. This is a tricky area because, as we learned above, you also need to have your attic ventilated properly. Getting the right balance of these two areas can be accomplished with the help of your local HVAC technician.
If you feel like your attic space is compromising the integrity of your HVAC system, give the team at American Services a call. Our Clayton area heating and cooling experts will assist you with an energy audit and get your system working in the most efficient manner in now time!