The energy efficiency of your home determines your carbon footprint as well as your utility bill each month. Multiple factors of your daily habits and lifestyle influence your overall energy usage. If you’re looking to conserve more energy, several changes can be made on the property. Here are a few ways to become more energy efficient each day and to create a green environment.
1. Seal All Windows
Make it a point to seal all the air leaks that are present in and around the windows of your home to eliminate drafts. These can contribute to your energy usage and cause the HVAC system to work harder than necessary. Weatherstripping can be added around the frames, and a bead of silicone caulk can be placed over any cracks in the drywall. A layer of shrink film can also be applied to the windows to lower the energy costs.
2. Add Insulation to the Attic
You can conserve a great deal of energy by installing insulation in the attic. This will improve the home’s heating and cooling costs throughout the year. Many older homes have insulation that is no longer adequate. The amount of insulation required is dependent upon the size of the house and the outside climate of the local area.
3. Give Your HVAC System a Tune-Up
Many homeowners underestimate the importance of performing proper maintenance on HVAC systems. It allows the appliance to operate more efficiently and isolates any issues that are present. An energy auditor will evaluate any inefficiencies in your equipment and help you to identify spots on the property where energy is being wasted. These suggestions will ensure you can make the necessary improvements to lower your bill.
Professional Technical Assistance
Contact Summit Heating and AC today if you’d like to learn more about how you can become more energy-efficient on your property. We believe in informing our customers, and our team can provide any assistance you require with heating or cooling installation, repair, or maintenance anywhere in the Denver area. We also handle water heaters and matters of air quality.