If you’re a homeowner, you know it can cost a lot of money to keep your home running every month. But what you probably don’t know is that if you’re not utilizing these energy saving hacks, you may be wasting more money on energy than you realize!
#1: Keep Your Caulk In Check –
Over time, caulking can deteriorate and lose its ability to effectively keep your home sealed up tight. Check your windows and doors for drafts and recaulk wherever necessary. Also pay attention to entry points for plumbing and electrical lines, as well as recessed lighting, attics and crawl spaces, as they all present the potential for an air leak.
#2: Have Your Ductwork Sealed –
Just like caulking, the seams in your ductwork can come loose from wear and tear. Luckily, most HVAC companies offer duct sealing services, so do never have to worry. No sure it’s worth the hassle, consider this: Houselogic estimates that having your ducts sealed can save you up to $412 a year. So, what are you waiting for?
#3: Program Your Thermostat Properly –
Imagine how much money you’re wasting heating and cooling a home that no one is there to enjoy! Utilize your programmable thermostat to save energy by scheduling your unit to kick on only when you’re home to feel it. For more on energy saving tips for programming a thermostat, take a look at our recent blog post.
#4: Switch to LED Bulbs –
Your home heating and cooling system isn’t the only place you can cut costs. Trading in your old light bulbs for LED upgrades on just your five most frequently used light fixtures can save you up to $75 per year.
#5: Lower Your Water Heater –
You don’t need your water heater to be set at the scalding 140-degrees that most are factory set to. Lowering the temperature just 20-degrees can save you money and reduce the risk of being burned by water that’s too hot. On average, every 10-degrees you reduce the temperature by, you can save between $12-30 a year.
Does your home heating system require maintenance? Or perhaps you’re interested in upgrading to a more energy efficient model with a programmable thermostat to match? No matter what your HVAC issues are, Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC has the knowledge and experience required to assist!
To learn more about our home heating and HVAC services, call 203-378-4700 today.