An energy envelope or building envelope refers to the external walls, windows, roof and floor of any building; not just commercial buildings, but houses as well. The energy envelope is what prevents heat from escaping into the environment in the winter or leaking into your home’s interior in the summer. While not technically a single component, the building envelope is an important aspect of ventilation, insulation and heating and cooling considerations.
If you’re one those who likes to keep close track of the calendar, you’re probably aware that March 10 is when Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts, which means you’ll need to advance your clocks forward an hour. Though this may sound trivial, it can make a big difference in your sleeping schedule and your daily activities. What you likely don’t realize is that DST actually has some hidden benefits for your HVAC system.
Your HVAC system works to retain indoor comfort. As such, it is imperative to keep it well-maintained throughout the year. Implementing several good maintenance habits doesn’t just help keep your unit running efficiently. These actions can also help you save on energy costs.
Do you smell something funny coming from your furnace? It might just be your furnace system giving you a clear sign something is wrong. All Seasons, Inc., one of the top furnace companies in Washington, talks about what these smells mean and what you should do when you encounter them.