Although energy efficiency is important all year, colder temps and the prospect of an uncomfortable home make energy efficiency a priority for many homeowners. As fall temps move in and you are thinking about the energy efficiency of your home, check out these five areas of your home for any necessary upgrades:
Proper insulation levels can keep you warm and reduce your energy bills. Attics are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to winter energy loss, so prep yours for winter by upgrading your insulation now. And don’t forget about air sealing your attic! Air sealing your attic is an important energy upgrade.
- WINDOWS AND DOORS
Sealing around windows and door frames can help prevent heat from escaping. Sealing around windows and doors is a very inexpensive project and easy to do!
- HVAC SYSTEM
Your HVAC system works all winter. When your heating system is properly maintained, it will run more efficiently, last longer and have fewer problems. Servicing your system now will help make it through any unexpected cold snap.
- THE ROOF
Make sure your roof is in good shape. Inspect for missing and/or loose shingles. Addressing these issues now will help keep winter weather out of your home.
- CEILING FANS
This is so easy – and so many homeowners forget to do this! Change the direction of your ceiling fan to create an upward draft. This redistributes warm air from the ceiling down into your living area (tip: before you do this, dust the blades).
Addressing just these few areas of your home can increase your home’s comfort and decrease your energy bills. Ready to get started at the top of the list by upgrading your insulation? Contact us today for a free insulation estimate.