4 Ways to Save on your Energy Bill Right Now
Posted on November 28, 2016 by oozle
Weather you’re pumping your home with cool or warm air, everyone wants to save on their energy bill. Especially during the winter, when temperatures fluctuate a little more sporadically. There are many simple measures you can take to save money each month on your energy bill. Here’s what we suggest.
Get a Programmable Thermostat
New technology and thermostat devices are trending, and they’re out to make heating and cooling your home more convenient an save you money along the way. A programmable thermostat can be set to adjust automatically when you’re out of the house. Used correctly, a programmable thermostat can save you up to 180 dollars a year, or, 15 dollars a month. That’s enough to get Netflix and Hulu, and who doesn’t want that?
Apply Weatherstripping to Doors & Windows
Your heating and AC won’t work efficiently if air is allowed to escape through doors and windows, even when they’re closed. Weatherstripping is especially important if you live in an older home. Apply weatherstripping to all doors, windows, and even garage doors. Click here for an overview of the types of weatherstripping, where they should be applied, and how long they last.
Insulate the Attic and Roof
Insulating the attic and roof an excellent–and cost effective–way to keep your home air tight during all seasons and save you money on your energy bill. Home build prior to 1980 have the greatest chance to save money by bringing home insulation up to the industry standard, with savings on home energy bills projected to be between 10 and 50 percent. Attacking roof and attic insulation should be a priority, but insulating floors and walls throughout the home is also suggested.
Get a Tune Up
Getting a maintenance tune up on you heating system will have an immediate impact on your energy bill. Cleaning and repairing air ducts, replacing filters, and a number of other items can save you 10 percent on your heating bill this winter.
Questions or concerns about your heating system? Give us a call today and we’ll get your system running right.