Know Your Home Inside and Out
Depending on the year your home was built your home may require different types of updated HVAC, insulation, or windows. The only real way to know how much energy your home is wasting each year is to schedule a home energy audit. This is one of the best investments you can make as a homeowner.
There are still a lot of homes out there that were built over 100 years ago that don’t utilize energy efficient appliances or updated insulation which puts a huge strain on the energy grid. Small improvements in your home can make a world of difference on not only your bank account but your quality of life at home. Older homes can seem like a burden to bring up to speed to not put such a strain on the energy grid. However, there a many simple and inexpensive upgrades that can be done in a matter of hours.
For example, swapping out incandescent light bulbs for CFL’s or LED’s. A simple swap of light bulbs can take your expense on lighting from $50 per month down to about $8/month. With a bigger budget comes bigger savings. Updating your HVAC system or replacing old windows can have a massive impact on the amount of money you spend each year on keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Newer homes on the other hand, utilize high-efficiency appliances and are well insulated but buying a new home is not always in the budget. It is important to understand that a 100 year old home can be as efficient as a home that was built yesterday.
What are Common Issues with Your Home?
Depending on what year your home was built, it can drastically impact the amount of money you spend each year on energy bills and your comfort of living. Look at the links below to see what common issues your home may have and what can be done to improve your comfort of living and put more money back in your pocket. Use the links below to learn more.