Many New Green Technologies Needed in the Future – Starting Now
$5 Billion in Stimulus Cash to Help US Cut Back on the A/C
An unusually large share of the money in Florida will be spent not on keeping cold air out but on keeping cold air in.
US to Cut Back on the A/C As a result of a political compromise with Sun Belt lawmakers last decade the enormous expansion of the weatherization program will invoke a rarely used formula that will devote 31 percent of the money nearly double the old share of 16 percent, to help states in hot climates, like Florida, save on air-conditioning.
Check tag on furnace determine last inspection and date of last cleaning.
Look on tag for combustion efficiency data and when the combustion test was performed
Look at the age and condition of the furnace examine piping in and out and in cases of forced hot air visually inspect ducting
Record size of furnace in terms of BTU/ hour generated,
Calculate if furnace is correct size for the home.
Physical Inpection of Heating/ AC System
Gas Furnace Insulated Duct Work Change Filter Every 30 Days
Forced Air Gas Burner Ducts Can be the Problem for No or Little Heat to Some Rooms Dust can be Problem. Ducts Need to be Cleaned Important You Need to Install CO and Combustion Gas Alarms in Basement And on each Floor With Bedrooms
Change all Filters in Forced Hot Air System during Heating and AC Season Date each filter, vacuum registers, Forced Hot Air is Dusty
You need to imagine that a house is like a bucket of water that is turned over and you are trying to keep in the heated air in the winter and cooled air in the summer.
This should be your visual image as you inspect the attic. Thus the majority of the effort needs to concentrate on the ceiling (the floor in our bucket scenario). Any penetration from the floor below represents a heat loss. (see section 4. gaps)
Note the biggest mistake made when insulating to cover eaves blocking air flow creating moisture. The air chutes take away the moisture keeping the roof cold.