You may be planning to cut down your monthly energy consumption amount to reduce your electricity bills and drive up your savings. In order to help you with your home improvement efforts and to help you achieve your goal, here are some home improvement tips to make your abode more energy efficient.
How can you save energy and reduce your monthly costs
Following are some of the most popular ways to improve your home’s energy rating, thereby helping you to reduce your monthly weatherization (i.e., heating and cooling bills) costs:
- You can get caulks and weather stripping installed in the doors as well as windows of your home. This is because free passage of air in between these inlets will result in excessive loss of cool air-conditioned air and an increase in the volume of hot humid air playing within the house. As a result of a growing level of humidity inside the home there is an enhanced possibility of molds and mildew growing in its fissures.
- You must find out the amount of insulation your home requires and keep updating the same from time to time. So, it is important for you to check out whether or not you’ve got your home insulation equipments in proper working condition. Incase of inadequate insulation of a house in crucial places like attics, windows, doors, floors, walls, basements and various other inlets from were there are chances of air movement, then it is very likely that the overall energy requirements of that property will increase manifold times.
- Find out all the obstacles that might hinder in the free passage of air within the house in areas like vents or returns and get them removed at the earliest. Moreover, avoid veiling the vents with carpets or curtains; don’t put any furniture that’ll cover them up and so on. Doing these things won’t allow the proper air movements which in turn will drive up your home’s internal temperature since stale hot air will remain inside the house.
- Run a thorough check over all the weatherization equipments that you’ve installed in your home. Get them evaluated on a regular basis by the HVAC/R professionals. You can ask such people to check the heating as well as cooling systems of your home in every 6 months or so. You may verify the competency of these HVAC/R technicians by asking for certificates given out by the largest non-profit energy rating agency, the North American Technician Excellence or NATE.
The fact is that NATE-certified technicians are considered as people conforming to the gold standards followed in the energy markets. Moreover, these professionals are supposed to have passed a grueling certification tests in order to obtain the agency’s approval.