Here at United Energy Solutions, we want to help you make your home more energy-efficient. If you are looking for ways to improve your home energy conservation efforts, here are three tips from our experts:
- Use a Programmable Thermostat- One effective way to increase your home energy conservation is to switch to a programmable thermostat to control your HVAC system. This device will allow you to manage your heating and cooling more effectively and avoid excessive passive energy consumption.
- Insulate Your Attic- Another step you can take to improve your energy conservation efforts is to make sure your attic is sufficiently insulated. The attic is one of the biggest sites of passive heat gain/loss in any home, so upgrading the insulation in this area can go a long way toward improving your home’s overall energy efficiency, as well as its overall comfort. Our team specializes in attic insulation, and we are happy to inspect your home and provide our expert recommendations.
- Seal Air Leaks- In addition to improving your insulation, another effective way to conserve more energy is to identify any air leaks in your home and seal them up. Air leaks are another major source of passive heat gain/loss, as your air conditioned or heated air escapes out into the atmosphere, forcing your HVAC system to spend more energy to bring new air to the desired temperature. Air leaks can be hiding in a wide variety of places in your home, but some of the most common are around windows and doors, as well as where plumbing, wiring, or ductwork enters your walls. Caulking around these areas will form an airtight seal that will keep your climate-controlled air inside where it belongs.