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What Are the Best Improvements to Make My Home More Energy Efficient?

Boost your home’s energy efficiency in just five simple steps.

Homeowners meeting with technician by thermostat

Let’s face it: home energy efficiency puts more money back in your pocket. It really is that simple!

If you want to improve your home’s efficiency (and bulk up your bank account), here are five easy steps to help you get started:

1. Get an energy efficiency audit.

Unlike the IRS, this audit is actually painless! This will tell you where your major areas of opportunity lie, and where your home might need a little extra TLC.

2. Kill the drafts.

By plugging the leaks allowing cold air into your home, you’ll get a boost from the reduction in your heating costs. Turns out when the warm air stays on the inside, you need to produce less of it. Who knew?

3. Seal your ducts.

In forced air systems, your duct work carries temperate air all over your home. But if not sealed properly, you could be losing as much as one fifth of your air, and significantly reducing your overall efficiency.

4. Use a programmable thermostat.

We feel like we’ve said this a thousand times, but why pay to heat a house if you aren’t there? Programmable thermostats save you as much as 10% a year. No brainer.

5. Replace aging HVAC equipment.

If your HVAC system has seen better days, it might be time for an upgrade. New units are twenty to thirty percent more efficient than their outdated counterparts. Since half of your utility bill goes to heating and cooling, improving system efficiency saves you a big chunk of change.

Ready to take the next step? Give the experienced professionals here at G&M Service a call. We’ll send one of our energy professionals out to your house, where they can perform a comprehensive energy evaluation. Why wait? Save more dough and improve your home’s energy efficiency by contacting us today.

by: Phil Smith

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