Steps To Take To Lower That Energy Bill

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Benefits of an energy efficient home, Cooling system, Eco-friendly energy conservation

Every time your energy bill comes around, you can’t help but notice the heating and cooling costs are taking chunks out of your savings. Why? It might be time to schedule maintenance on your home’s HVAC systems.

What is HVAC? HVAC is an acronym that means heating, ventilation and air conditioners. It encompasses all the different and unique systems that heat and cool your home.

What’s Hiking My Bill Up?

It can be one thing or a number of things. Has the sealing and insulating in your home been properly installed? With properly installed insulation and sealing, your heating and cooling bill will thank you when its cost has been decreased by up to 20 percent. As a rule of thumb, your insulation thickness should be anywhere from 12 inches to 15 inches if your home has an attic.

How about your windows? Your energy bill can see another decrease in its cost between 7 percent to 24 percent by investing in Energy Star qualified windows.

What about your HVAC systems