Summer is almost everyone’s favorite time of year. Trips are planned, guests expected and too many things to do to count – with friends and family alike. With all of these things going on, you may not realize your energy costs take a huge spike upwards as the temperatures rise (we all love cranking the cool air after being outside all day!). A few simple changes can make all the difference to your home and your wallet.
Don’t worry, these range from really simple household changes to some investments that will certainly pay off in the long run.
These are just a few ideas to help you and your household cut down on costs without breaking the bank.
Proper Window Usage Can Reduce Costs
Learn Your Thermostat, Save Cash
Fans & Ventilation
Avoid Using Heating Appliances During the Day
A few household upgrades can make a huge difference, here are just a few.
Schedule a Tune Up for Your AC
This should be done once a year, ideally during spring. Your HVAC tech will clean up, perform preventative maintenance, conduct a total check up and ensure that your system is running efficiently and effectively.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
The newest thermostats can be controlled from anywhere with your phone and can even learn your households behaviors so you don’t have to think about it at all. Saving your money and time.
Insulation and Windows
Have a professional come inspect your home for air-leaks and an energy audit in which an infrared heat map will pinpoint your homes thermal weak spots. You’ll want to seal those places up as best you can.
Start thinking about upgrading your windows all together. It might sound very costly up front, but in the long term – the payoff is very real. If your windows are single pane or old and drafty, this could be a game changer for your wallet.
Any questions on how a few simple (or big) changes can keep more cash in your hands to splurge on fun this summer? Give us a call!