When the price of energy goes up, it’s important to find efficient ways to keep your home comfortable while saving money. There are several easy steps you can take to keep your energy bill under control.
Here are five tips to help make your home more energy-efficient:
- Replace Light Bulbs
Although less expensive, standard incandescent light bulbs cost more to operate than light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Traditional bulbs can use excessive amounts of energy and need replacing more often. Replacing standard bulbs with LED bulbs can result in bulbs lasting up to 25 times longer, and using less energy to operate.
- Weatherize Your Home
Adding weather stripping and caulking around older doors and windows can help to reduce air leaks, providing your home with better energy efficiency. By weatherizing your home, you can keep the outside temperatures from getting in along with helping your HVAC system to operate more efficiently.
- Upgrade Your Insulation
Over time, the insulation in your home can break down, losing its ability to help keep the home at a comfortable temperature. By replacing the older insulation to meet the recommended R-value insulation for the area, you can help to keep the home more comfortable, while allowing the HVAC system to help save energy.
- Install a More Efficient HVAC System
Older HVAC systems use more energy than new energy-efficient systems. There are many discounts and rebates available for families in Denver, CO, to help you purchase a newer system and save money on your monthly energy bill. The technicians at Summit Heating & A/C can help you find more ways to make your home more energy-efficient, like closing vents and setting regular thermostat settings.
- Purchase Energy-Efficient Appliances
Most newer appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers are designed with energy-efficient technology. There are many rebates and discounts to help you purchase energy-efficient appliances. Let our company show you how you can save.
Your local heating and AC company can also help you with things like financing and installation of your new HVAC system. For more information about creating an energy-efficient home with tips like furnace tune-ups and high-quality air filters, contact Summit Heating & A/C.