Did you know that you can quickly and easily lower your air conditioning and heating bills by using some common-sense insulation tips you probably already know how to do? Nothing will do more to save you on heating and air conditioning than taking action to make sure you home is insulated properly and completely.
The idea of insulation is to create a layer of protection between the climate-controlled areas of your home and the great outdoors. Your walls and windows and part of your insulation, but they’re not all you need. Exactly how much insulating and weatherproofing you need to do to your home depends on how the house was built and what kind of conditions your home is subjected to. If you live on windy hill, for example, you can’t afford to cut any corners with insulation.
It’s best if insulation is addressed at the time of the home’s construction, but the job isn’t always complete. Plus, weatherproofing deteriorates over time. Even if you live in a poorly insulated or older house, you still deserve to be comfortable and happy in your home. And you can take action that will decrease your energy bills while increasing your comfort.
How much you save depends on how bad the problems with your home are and how much effort and time you put into solving them.
So what can be done? Consider these ideas.
Small Changes, Big Results
These small changes can be made in a half hour or so and make a real difference. They include:
Look For Cracks In The Strangest Places
There are cracks in your home letting out conditioned air that you may not even realize exist. Where? Consider these places:
And this advice just scratches the surface, really. Go over your home with fine-toothed comb and you’ll soon find plenty of places you can tighten up to save you hundreds or even thousands in energy over the life of your home.
Need some help? Call us at Element Mechanical for information on how to make your home even more efficient with a better HVAC system.