SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Whenwinter weather starts to set in, owners of vintage and older homes and businesses are the ones who feel the cool air coming in first.
“The key to making a home or other building more thermally efficient and comfortable in cold weather is to limit the opportunities for these losses,” says Gabriel Carini, an Alpine and San Diego heating repair expert.
There are two major ways buildings lose heat: conduction and infiltration. Conduction is heat transfer through materials, and infiltration means air is moving through cracks and joints. These are the areas to focus on when working to weatherize a home.
Many of these fixes do not require specialized skills or expensive materials, just a commitment of time, energy and some basic supplies available at local hardware stores, according to the owner of Carini Heating and Air Conditioning.
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