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Aug 2017 02

4 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Energy Efficiency

Posted in Efficiency, HVAC Education

It’s summertime and we’re all looking for simple hacks and tricks to save on our energy bills. Surprisingly, simple home improvements can help reduce the amount of energy it takes to heat and cool your home.

Tired of living in an oven this summer and in an igloo during the winter months? Check out these easy ways to improve the efficiency of your home and save big on your energy costs.

Check Your Insulation

Struggling to keep your home cool this summer? You may want to take a trip up to the attic to check your insulation. In fact, you can save up to 25% on your utility bills simply by properly insulating your hot water heater. We often find insulation lacking in walls or ceilings. Having the right mix of insulation can help reduce the amount of heat transfer to other areas of your home. When in doubt, call us with questions about your home’s insulation.

Perform Regular HVAC System Maintenance

We cannot give this advice enough to customers, but routine system maintenance doesn’t cost; it pays. Your HVAC unit is a major investment, so make sure to show it the TLC it needs to survive the seasons. Changing your filter monthly in summer can also help keep your unit running and your energy bills lower.

 Reduce Your Electricity Costs

The use of lighting is often a major driver in high utility costs. Keep the lights off in rooms you are not using. Consider replacing old bulbs with LED or energy efficient bulbs. Let the light in during winter time to naturally illuminate your home. In the warmer months, you can use a ceiling fan to circulate air and keep your energy bills lower.

Seal Your Doors and Windows

Our doors and windows are often the last things on mind when it comes to in-home energy efficiency. If you notice temperature fluctuations, it may be time to invest in dual-pane windows or add more caulk or weather-stripping to gaps and cracks you see on doors and windows that allow cool air to escape and hot air to enter your home.

 

Looking for more ways to save on your energy bills? Check out our blog for helpful tips to keep your cash in your wallet this summer.

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