Even if you’re trying to conserve more energy these days, your home can still be a wasting a considerable amount of power. But, what can you do? It may be time for some energy-efficient upgrades. A few minor energy upgrades to your Peachtree City home can help save you money for years to come.
Air sealing. Air leaks in your home is a big waste of energy. These can be found anywhere, from the space around your doors and windows to around outlets and light switches. Make sure to find these leaks and seal them up to keep conditioned air inside your home. Also, check your ductwork for leaks, and then seal them with metal tape or mastic sealant.
Insulation. Insulation slows the flow of heat, which can help lighten the load on your furnace. In the summer, insulation helps keep heat out, so you don’t need to rely as much on your A/C. Installing insulation in your attic and inside your walls is a great way to keep your home comfortable without wasting energy.
Programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to switch your HVAC system to a more efficient setting. While everyone’s home, you can adjust it to a comfortable level. But when you’re at work and the kids are at school, you can program it to go up a few degrees during the summer and vice versa during the winter.
Energy-efficient appliances. You can conserve all you want, but it won’t matter if you’re using appliances that guzzle up energy. Investing in new, energy-efficient appliances, from your HVAC system to your refrigerator, may seem like a big expense, but it can help save a lot of money in the long run. Look for the blue Energy Star logo when you buy a new appliance. This means it’s been certified by the federal Energy Star program to save both energy and money without sacrificing performance.
To learn about other efficient energy upgrades for your home, call Powers Heating & Air in Peachtree City today.
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