Photo Release -- House Call Company Shares Top Five Tips to Improve the Comfort Level of Your Home

PORTSMOUTH, Va., Feb. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The cooler weather in Hampton Roads has many homeowners looking for ways to improve the comfort of their home. The experts at House Call Company compiled a list of the top five tips to improve a home's comfort level this season.

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1. Air Seal and Insulate the Attic

Did you know that over 40 percent of energy loss is through the attic? Your home has dozens of holes allowing air to escape. Air sealing all penetrations to the attic and adding insulation keeps the heat you are paying for inside the home.

2. Seal and Insulate Ductwork

A home performance contractor can help assess the home to discover issues that may make it drafty and uncomfortable. One of the biggest energy wasters is ductwork leakage. Having well-sealed and insulated ductwork is essential to the efficiency of a home's heating and cooling systems.

3. Improve Heating and Cooling Systems

The age and condition of a furnace or air conditioner can impact its efficiency. Installing a unit that allows the air to evenly distribute throughout the house is crucial to creating a comfortable home.

4. Replace Windows

New windows can make your home more comfortable and quieter, while offering substantial energy efficiency and savings. Since 80 percent of a window is made of glass, a significant amount of heating and cooling savings comes from improved glass performance, according to Window World®.

5. Utilize Do-it-Yourself Tactics

Homeowners can improve the comfort level of their home through a variety of DIY projects. For example, weather-stripping and/or caulking all areas of noticeable leaks around windows and doors with a draft; or installing plastic thermal covering on windows. It can be a simple project like opening up drapes and shades on sunny days or a larger project like changing the color of the home's exterior to one that doesn't absorb solar heat.

When looking to improve the comfort of your home, working with a trained professional is the best approach. They can provide you with recommendations based on a careful analysis of your home and can help you get answers to your questions. To learn more about House Call Company, visit

About House Call Company

As Hampton Roads' premier HVAC, plumbing, electrical and insulation company, House Call Company is a one-stop shop offering a holistic approach to improving homes; therefore, improving lives. From heating and air conditioning, to plumbing, electrical and home performance services, House Call Company helps homeowners live in the most efficient and comfortable home possible. A preferred service provider for both Service Nation and Angie's List and an approved contractor for Dominion Virginia Power's home energy programs, House Call Company has helped homeowners all across the East Coast for over 12 years.

House Call Company Shares Top 5 Tips to Improve the Comfort Level of Your Home

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