Homeowners everywhere are constantly looking for ways to improve their home’s energy efficiency. There are several ways you can do this using a very small amount of effort. You would be surprised how much money you can save when you follow these simple tips that Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning lays out for you.
Evaluate Your Insulation
The insulation you have in your home plays a big role in heating as well as cooling your home. When you pay for heating and cooling, letting that air escape your home due to poor insulation is more than a waste of money. Some houses have poor to no insulation present in between their walls. If this is the case with your home, look into having insulation blown in to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Take Advantage of Shade Trees
Shade trees are some of the best ways to increase your home’s efficiency. When planting shade trees, plant them on the west side of your home so they block sunlight during the hottest hours of the day.
Upgrade Old Windows
Your windows can let a good amount of warm or cool air out of your home. If you have older windows, it may be worth looking in to getting new ones. If you have single pane windows, double pane windows are a much more energy efficient choice. Make sure the windows you choose are Energy Star-rated and you will find the most savings as well as boost energy efficiency.
Replace Incandescent Light Bulbs
Switching your incandescent light bulbs for LED bulbs can mean a huge savings. Many people don’t see the benefit of this when the cost of LED bulbs is higher than incandescent. However, when you consider how much the energy to run them costs, you will save way more money in the long run by choosing LED bulbs.
Take Advantage of Tax Incentives
In many areas there are several tax incentives that can be used to make improvements to your home that will increase its energy efficiency. Many of these incentives may include upgrades like:
• Heating & Cooling Upgrades
• On-Site Renewables (solar hot water systems, small wind systems, etc.)
Schedule a Home Energy Audit
Hiring a professional home energy audit can help guide you through the process of improving your home’s energy efficiency. The professional home energy auditors at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can thoroughly check your entire HVAC system for any leaking ducts and lost air flow. Your basic insulation levels will be checked an evaluated as well to ensure the levels are where they need to be for maximum efficiency. This is a great time to give your furnace and air conditioning a cleaning as well as an analysis that will check for an faulty parts or potential problems that could be causing your HVAC system to run less efficiently.
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Increasing your home’s energy efficiency will save you money as well as allow you to feel more comfortable in your home. Call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today for more information on scheduling your home energy audit.