Reduce Heating and Cooling Loss to Keep Your Orlando Home Comfortable and Efficient

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In the summer, it’s easy to think of our homes as airtight. After all, it’s usually warm all the time. Then the weather turns cooler and, if you’re like many people who lower their thermostat during the day, you return home and feel a distinct chill in the air. What happened to all that warm air you left behind? And how do you reduce heating and cooling loss to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills under control?

At Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we often hear from many people who (pardon the pun) vent their frustration over these vexing questions. Fortunately, there are steps you can take reduce heating loss by focusing on those key areas where heat loss naturally occurs: windows, doors, the attic and basement. You’ll feel a big improvement right away if you:

  • Scout for holes, cracks and air leaks around your home. Wait for a breezy day and hold a lighter against a suspected trouble spot. If you see the flame flicker, congratulate yourself. You’ve found an air leak. Seal it right away with caulk or weather stripping.
  • Inspect the insulation in your attic and crawl space. It may be wanting. Let the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) help you choose the right type and amount of insulation for your home.
  • Check the ducts in your home. If your home is like most others, you could be losing up to 20 percent of the heat you’re paying for through cracks in the ductwork. Use mastic tape to seal ducts and insulate exposed ducts. You don’t need anything fancy or expensive. Simply wrap an old blanket or some old socks around these ducts.
  • Replace single-paned windows with energy efficient, thermal windows. Otherwise, install storm windows or cover your windows with plastic that comes in a kit.

When you reduce heating and cooling loss, it pays big dividends, but you may need a helping hand along the way. That’s when you should reach out to Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll take the chill out of your home and help put your heating bills on ice, guaranteed.

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  • 5 star review  Grant and team from Scott's were OUTSTANDING! The new system is wonderful and I purchased the 10 yr plan so that I can have worry-free A/C for a decade! I cannot encourage you to do business with these folks enough. I'm a customer for life!

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  • 5 star review  Very customer driven company. Sherrie was great when I called that evening for repair. Bill (technician) called and gave me an estimated time. He had the problem diagnosed and fixed within 30 minutes. Great guy - knowledgeable and friendly. Good company.

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  • 5 star review  We had a great experience With this company, starting off with our sales person Daniel, extending to the entire installation crew. I’m sorry that I don’t remember all the names of the technicians who installed our units, but each and every one of them was very courteous, professional, and informative. They did not leave the house until the job is done right, and I did take a long time because we do have an older house. They started the job at about 8:30 in the morning and finished at 10 PM. They cleaned up everything and made sure that there was a full explanation as to how to use the thermostat units and the app so that we could control all of the AC units from our cell phones. They also made sure to follow up after the installation to make sure that we were satisfied with the job. I would certainly recommend Scott’s for AC installation.

    thumb Prashanta Laddu
  • 5 star review  Scott's Heating & Air Conditioning = Professional. They did an awesome job with my system change. The photos are of finished product and old product. A drastic difference! They were on time and knowledgeable. They made sure the job was done to my satisfaction. I highly recommend them!

    thumb Ryan Rawski
  • 5 star review  CLIFF WAS AWESOME!!! After our AC unit wasnt cooling like it used CLIFF came to my home and did a phenomenal job. He was very professional and knowledgable. I work in the service field as well and noticed how clean and organized he kept his tools and material/parts he was removing and replacing. Parts were cleaned to the best of his ability due to it being a 21 year old unit. He did a fantastic job. Would definitely recommend SCOTTS to my neighborhood and google members. Now my house cools off in no time. Thanks again CLIFF and of course the SCOTTS TEAM.

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