There are so many fun things to spend your monthly budget on, so anything that can make more money available to do that is a good thing. If you are looking to save energy so you can reduce the amount you send to the power company, there are many ways you can do that. Some options are commonly employed but there are a few overlooked ways to save energy that you might not have considered. Here are a few tips:
- Replace Appliances – As your current appliances wear out and you start shopping for new ones, always look for the Energy Star rating if you want to save energy. Each time you replace an energy hog with an efficient appliance, you are one step closer to the lowest possible utility bill.
- Energy-Saving Window Treatments – If new windows are either beyond your budget or would take too much time to recoup the investment, consider energy-saving window treatments, such as those offered by Inflector. You can make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer at an affordable price and start seeing energy savings right away.
- Duct Sealing – Leaky ducts are a huge waste of energy and make your HVAC system work harder to control the temperature in your home. Have duct leakage testing performed to see if you could benefit from duct sealing to save energy.
- Crawlspace Sealing – If you have a wet or damp crawlspace, the humidity is making your HVAC system work harder. This is costing you more money to operate it and is shortening its life. Have your crawlspace inspected to see if crawlspace sealing is an upgrade you should consider.
- Insulation Replacement – Even though your home may have been insulated to code when built, it may have become degraded or damaged through the years. Infrared energy testing can determine if the insulation needs some attention and perhaps replacing so you can save energy.
The best way to get started if you want to save energy is with the energy assessment service we offer here at AppleBlossom Energy. We have many solutions that will provide lower energy bills and a more comfortable and healthier home. Call us today to learn how we could save you 20 to 40 percent on your energy costs with a whole-house energy retrofit.