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01/17

4 Steps to a Comfortable, More Affordable Home in 2017

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The coming of a new year often brings with it a sense of motivation to get things done that have been sitting on the back burner for weeks, months or even years. Whether it be losing weight, quitting smoking or simply living a more connected, rewarding lifestyle, the new year is a time for change. One aspect of daily life that often goes overlooked is how well our homes are performing, and there’s no better time than now to place some focus on taking things to the next level.

2017 is here, and it’s time to get to work. Here are four steps to a better, more affordable Little Rock area home this year.

1. Schedule a Home Energy Assessment

Have you noticed that your energy bills seem to be increasing? Are odd smells or uncomfortable drafts ruining your mornings?

These and other issues may be signs that something is going wrong within your Little Rock home, and the only way to know for sure what’s happening is to schedule an appointment with a trained home performance professional. A home energy assessment is like a trip to the mechanic for your home, and the team at Seal is here to help you get things back on track today.

2. Install New, High-Performance Insulation

There are few elements of the home that matter quite as much as insulation when it comes to overall home performance and energy efficiency. As many as 90% of homes scattered throughout the U.S. are plagued by old, dirty and thin insulation, which inevitably results in drafts, high energy bills and uncomfortable living spaces. The solution can be found in removing old insulation and installing new, high-performance materials, which can result in a markedly improved living environment.

3. Air Seal Your Home

If insulation is analogous to a sweater, then air sealing is like the windbreaker that allows it to do its job. Your home is loaded with tiny cracks and gaps, which allows for unwanted airflow to occur throughout the day and night. Air sealing is the process of closing off these gaps, resulting in a tighter home where insulation is allowed to operate at peak performance.

4. Sign Up for an HVAC Maintenance Agreement in Central Arkansas

It’s easy to assume that your heating and cooling systems are working properly, but even new units need to be regularly maintained. Otherwise, you can expect issues to pop up over time, many of which can result in severe damage. Signing up for regular HVAC maintenance from Seal is the best way to ensure that problems with your heating system never get in the way of home comfort, and the beginning of the year is an excellent time to do so.

Ready to make 2017 the best year yet for you and your home? At Seal, we can help you take advantage of all the rebates and incentives available in the Central Arkansas area to help you make your home the best it can be. Taking these steps can be affordable and easy with help from the experts at Seal.

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!