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Energy Efficiency and Heating: Three Simple Improvement Tips

You may think that your home’s heating and air conditioning system works fine today, but there are always some ways to improve upon them. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about some ways you can further improve your home’s energy efficiency. As it cuts down on your monthly bills, these steps will help your family stay comfortable throughout the year.

Here are some ways to improve your home's energy efficiency.

Have Your Home Audited

Every homeowner should have an energy audit carried out at least once every three or four years. During these audits, a technician will go over every inch of your home in order to find energy efficiency problems. This might include cracks around windows, open vents, insufficient insulation, and damage to the ducts. After the audit has been carried out, you will be given an itemized list of changes you can make to your home to improve its energy efficiency.

Seal Up Your Attic

If your attic is not properly sealed, then you might be dealing with unnecessarily high heating bills. As heat rises and collects in the attic, your HVAC system will struggle to keep the rest of your home warm. Warm air will often escape through small cracks around vents, cracks between rolls of insulation, thin insulation, and thin exterior walls.

Install a WiFi Thermostat

A WiFi thermostat is an excellent upgrade for anyone who is looking to cut back on their energy consumption. Unlike traditional thermostats that can only be accessed while you are home, these advanced devices allow you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere in the world. Instead of leaving the heat or air conditioning on all day, you can simply turn it on right before you get home through your personal mobile app on your smart phone or tablet.

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If you have any questions about heating or energy efficiency, call Brown & Reaves Services at 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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