TIRED OF HIGH ENERGY BILLs? The cost of energy isn’t getting any cheaper!Wondering how to cut your utility cost, while keeping your home comfortable for loved ones? There are a number of ways you can reduce utility costs. Some are behavioral things like turning off electronics when not in use, closing doors and windows, choosing the right clothing at home (wearing warm socks or a sweater when it is cold rather than boosting your thermostat up). HOME ENERGY IMPROVEMENT There are also a number of home improvements you can make to maximize the energy efficiency of your home. Many energy improvement can pay for themselves in a short amount of time, the return on others may be years but are justified when comfort and home safety are also a consideration.
ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
Purchase Energy Star Appliances
Install more energy efficient light bulbs
Block Air Leaks
Increasing Attic Ventilation
Also, check with your local utility companies, often they have ideas and often rebates to encourage energy conservation.
GET THE FACTS FIRST!Programmable Thermostat Not sure where you are losing energy? Consider a thermal imaging analysis of your home. We offer FLIR thermal imaging to identify hidden problems, temperature variations, moisture issues, and more. Click here to learn more about thermal imaging»
PROPER INSULATION AND ATTIC VENTILATION CAN SAVE YOU MONEY!Attic insulation can dramatically reduce energy costs. Proper insulation will keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter, cutting your cost to heat and cool your home. When considering ways to improve a homes energy efficient, most people don’t consider attic ventilation. But they should! Good attic ventilation will keep hot air from building up in your attic. Hot air in your attic in summer can push down into living spaces causing you to run your air conditioner more. In winter, a hot attic can cause premature damage to your roof, shingles, ad gutters. During snow season, snow that sit atop a hot roof will melt. The water then runs down the roof deck to the eave and gutters where it freezes. Eventually gutters fill and the ice pushes up underneath nearby shingles, causing ice dams. Ice dams can cause significant damage to your home structure. Proper ventilation will keep attic temperatures low in winter reducing snow melt, and minimizing the chance of ice dams.
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