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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Three Ways to Make Your Home More Efficient

Would you like to make your home more comfortable and efficient? Advancements in building science make it easier than ever to improve the efficiency of your home. A home energy audit can uncover specific upgrades that may benefit you.

Some upgrades that could benefit most homes in the Mid Atlantic:

Air Sealing

Air leaks in your home’s envelope can affect heating and cooling efficiency, energy bills and comfort.  Sealing air leaks is a first step to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Air sealing involves sealing any penetration points where air can escape from your home. Air leaks can exist around recessed lighting, chimneys, ductwork and windows. Sealing these air leaks helps keep conditioned air inside your home, reduces wear and tear on your HVAC system, and maintains your home’s internal temperature.

Insulation

Many homes – even newer homes – aren’t adequately insulated. Older homes may have no insulation at all. Properly installed insulation in attics, walls and floors creates a thermal blanket that prevents heat transfer. This helps sustain even temperatures throughout the house. The result is a quieter, more comfortable living environment that is less costly to heat and cool.

Home Technology Upgrades

Many homeowners aren’t aware of how home technology can help maintain comfort and manage energy bills. There are many options for decreasing energy use including controlling lights at home through a mobile app and investing in smart appliances that cut down on energy use and costs.

Improving your home’s efficiency will pay off in lower energy bills and a more comfortable home all year. Have questions? Contact our office.







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