Friday, July 28, 2017

Five Ways to Save on Summer Energy Bills

Uncomfortable summer temperatures can take a toll on our energy bills. If summer heat is taking the fun out of your summer – and money out of your wallet – here are three easy things you can do to ease the pinch:
  • Run Ceiling Fans. Keep your ceiling fans running to circulate conditioned air. This can also create comfort by keeping the air moving in the home.
  • Seal Air Leaks. All homes have air leaks, a result of the construction process. Air leaks allow conditioned inside air to escape, causing your cooling system to run more often. Having your home air sealed by a qualified contractor will help ensure the job is done right the first time.
  • Run Bath Fans. Running your bath fan after showers will help remove warm, humid air. Adding a timer to your bath fan can help it run on a regular basis each day to continually move stale, warm air out of the house.
  • Adjust Your Thermostat. If your home has a programmable thermostat, check it. Can you turn it up a degree or two during the day? Increasing the temperature in your home during the day when there are fewer people at home can create some relief in your energy bills.
  • Increase Attic Insulation. Many homes don’t have enough attic insulation. Even newer homes may have attic insulation that does not meet current codes. Contact a qualified contractor to have insulation added to your attic. Increasing your attic insulation can save up to 30% on your energy bills!
If summer temps are making your home uncomfortable, now is the time to do something about it. If you’d like us to check your attic insulation level or talk with you about air sealing, give us a call to schedule your free estimate.



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