Heating and cooling your home seems to cost more and more with each passing year. Don’t keep forking your hard earned cash over — do something to reduce these costs. To lower your monthly utility bills, utilize these energy efficient upgrades.
- Seal Your Home – The least expensive, yet super effective way to lower heating and cooling costs is to close any openings that your home may have. Install weatherstripping on doors and windows, use caulk to fill any cracks or holes in the walls, and use expanding foam to fill gaps around pipe entrances. This maintenance should be done before any of the other upgrades.
- Insulate Your Home – Once all of the cracks and holes have been sealed you can install the insulation. While insulating all of the walls in your home can save you a lot of money in the long run, it is not always the top priority. Instead, insulate the attic floor to keep the heat from rising into the attic during the winter. A proper installation will include almost a foot of insulation.
- Replace the HVAC System – If your heating system is around 20 years of age and your cooling system is floating around the decade mark, it’s time for a replacement. The heating and cooling systems of today are more energy efficient than they’ve ever been. The upfront cost might scare you, but in time, your wallet will thank you.
These three upgrades can vastly lower your utility bills, making your home efficient while also maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. When you decide to pursue these upgrades, contact the experts at Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling to help you out. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.