How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Watch this video to find out how to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your utility bills. Energy saving measures include:

    • Home Energy Audit: Start by having an energy audit conducted to identify problem areas in your home from leaky ductwork, weather stripping around windows and doors, and lack of insulation.
    • Heating and Cooling: If you have an older heating and cooling system, consider replacing it with a more energy efficient furnace and air conditioner, such as a geothermal system.
    • Hot Water Heater: Consider replacing your existing hot water heater with either a tankless, solar, heat pump, or high efficiency hot water heater.
    • Windows: Older single pane windows can account for up to half the heating and cooling loss in your home, so consider replacing them with insulated, glass windows with a low-E coating.
  • Insulation: Depending on your climate and the type of insulation used, your attic should have from 12” to 16” of insulation (R-38 to R49). Common types of insulation include batts, rolls, or blown in fiberglass or cellulose, along with sprayed foam insulation.

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