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Comfort King Energy
199 Ethan Allen Hwy
Ridgefield, CT  06877
Office:  203-515-8
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Fax:     203-304-9258

Common Household Problems and Solutions
High Energy Bills
One reason for high energy bills is an increase in the price of electricity or heating fuel. However, it is common to trace high energy bills to an in-efficient component (windows, heating and cooling equipment, ducts insulation) of your home or a failure of one of these components to perform as intended. It is not always easy to pin-point the problem, but fixing it can make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable.

Solutions

  • To improve the energy efficiency of your home start with an evaluation of your homes energy use.
  • Let Comfort King Energy evaluate the performance of your home and generate a customized list of improvements.
  • Improvements may include sealing air leaks, adding insulation (Home Sealing) or sealing duct air leaks.
    • Turn down the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees F.
    • Install a programmable thermostat, and use it to save energy while you are away at work.
    • Contact your utility and ask if they offer any programs to help lower energy bills.

Drafty Rooms and Cold Floors
Although some types of floor coverings (e.g., wood, stone, tile, or concrete) will naturally feel cold on bare feet, insufficient insulation or air infiltration could be the cause for cold floors.

Solutions:

  • Let Comfort King Energy check if your heating and cooling system is providing enough air to each room, make sure a duct has not become disconnected from a register and ensure that the ducts in your home are sized correctly.

Dust
Dust comes from several sources and is difficult to eliminate completely. Increased dust could be a sign that it is time to service a dirty furnace or change an air conditioner filter. Dust can also be introduced into your home through air leaks in ducts, or air infiltration through leaky doors and windows.

Solutions:

  • Contact Comfort King Energy for an inspection of your your furnace and/or air conditioner filters to make sure they are clean and functioning properly.
  • Let Comfort King Energy to inspect your air ducts and make sure there are no leaks
  • Make sure your clothes dryer is vented directly to the outside.

Dry Air
Air leaks in your home allow warm humid air to escape and draw in drier colder air. Dry indoor air can contribute to dry throat and skin and static shocks. Proper humidity levels keep furniture and your home from drying out and reduce the energy use of your heating system because you will feel warmer at a lower thermostat setting.

Solutions:

  • Contact Comfort King Energy to check your heating and cooling system to make sure it is operating properly. As part of the inspection, we will check your duct system for air leaks, and proper size and air flow to each room.


Mold, mildew or musty odors
A water leak or high humidity can lead to mold, mildew, or other biological growth. Depending on the severity, conditions can lead to rot, structural damage, premature paint failure, and a variety of health problems. Indoor humidity caused by normal activities of everyday living such as showering, cooking, and drying clothes, can also be a source of mold, mildew or musty odors.

Solutions:

  • Where does the problem occur? Attic? Basement? Below a bathroom? Ceiling? Where the problem occurs can lead to what is causing the problem. If the problem is localized (a spot on the ceiling, wall or corner) it is possibly caused by a water leak. If the problem is in a large area like a whole wall, room or basement then it might be caused by high humidity. Stop water leaks immediately to minimize the potential mold growth.
  • Use ventilation fans in kitchens and baths to control moisture. Check to make sure ventilation fans venting directly outside. In some cases the vent fan may have been installed to vent into the attic or become disconnected or blocked.
  • Your clothes dryer should be vented directly to the outside.
  • Contact Comfort King Energy and we will check your heating and cooling system to make sure it is sized and operating properly to remove humidity. If you system is too big or the airflow incorrect your air conditioner will not remove humidity like it should. We will also check your duct system for air leaks, and proper size and air flow to each room.

Comfort King Energy Services  199 Ethan Allen Highway  Ridgefield  CT  06877  203-515-8088
info@comfortkingenergy.com
                   Fully licensed and insured:  License #'s S1-0385825, 394539, E1-104635, HOD #:  883

Serving the cities of:  Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sandy Hook, Southbury, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton
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