- Air Conditioning
- Home Performance
- Energy Audits
- Commercial Services
Get Ready For Winter With Brower
September 22, 2023
It is officially Fall here in the Sacramento area, and soon will be the days of cooler temperatures and scenic landscapes. In addition to all of the festive fun the season has to offer, fall is also the perfect time to start preparing your home for winter. As a whole-home contractor, Brower Mechanical can help with our comprehensive services! Here are our go-to tips to start making your home winter-ready.
1. Start With an Energy Audit of Your Home
The best way to discover where your home needs improvement is with a comprehensive energy audit. During this in-depth analysis, our expert team will evaluate the quality of your insulation, pinpoint areas of unwanted airflow, examine your ductwork, and test your HVAC system. From there, we’ll provide you with energy-saving recommendations to help lower your energy bills and boost your home comfort.
2. Schedule Furnace Maintenance
It’s important to give your heating system a tune-up before the winter weather really starts to kick in. In fact, regular HVAC maintenance is the key to keeping your furnace operating at peak performance and avoiding costly breakdowns when you need it most. At Brower, we make heating maintenance easy with our peace-of-mind maintenance agreements. Make your HVAC system last longer, get annual tune-ups, and more!
3. Upgrade Your Insulation
Insulation helps keep warm air inside of your home throughout the colder months by preventing the transfer of heat between your living spaces and the outdoors. However, its benefits don’t end there. In addition to making your home more comfortable, insulation can lower your energy costs, reduce noise pollution in your home, and even increase the value of your home!
4. Air Seal For Optimal Home Performance
Air leaks can lead to significant energy waste and allow dust, moisture, and pests to gain access to your home. By air sealing areas with unwanted airflow, you’ll stop air infiltration, protect your home’s structure, and improve your indoor air quality. Air sealing also enhances the benefits of insulation, giving you an added layer of defense against the chilly outside temperatures.
5. Replace Your Old Furnace
If your heating system struggled to keep you cozy last year, it might be time to consider replacing it with a newer, more efficient model. While the best way to tell if your furnace is on the way out is with an inspection from our team, recurring repairs on a system over 10 years old often mean you need a replacement. Brower offers several options for heating your home, including traditional furnaces, mini splits, radiant heating, and geothermal.
6. Check For Incentives on Your Energy-Efficiency Home Services
There are several rebates and tax credits available for homeowners in Placer County and surrounding areas for improving the energy efficiency of their homes. Our team stays up to date with incentives so we can help guide you through the qualification and application process. From federal tax credits through the Inflation Reduction Act to heat pump rebates through local utilities, Brower can help you maximize your savings.
With over 40 years of experience in helping make Sacramento homes more energy efficient and comfortable, Brower Mechanical is your local name in home performance! Whether you’re interested in installing solar panels on your property or just looking to save money on your energy bills this winter, give us a call!