LOOKING FOR WAYS TO COMBAT INFLATION? HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO CUT UTILITY COSTS
Inflation is impacting all of us. If you are looking for ways to offset inflation and cut living expenses allowing you to keep more of your hard-earned cash this year, read on!
Ways to Cut Utility Costs
Did you know that more than 50 percent of your utility spend is due to heating and cooling costs? Here are several ways you can cut your heating and cooling costs this year.
Start with a programmable thermostat. If you haven’t changed your thermostat in over a decade, it’s time to do so. There are several new models that can be programmed including some models that can be controlled by a mobile app. Installing a programmable thermostat can save you as much as 30 percent on your energy bills.
Seal Gaps & Cracks
As mentioned in a recent post, sealing air gaps is key to retaining conditioned air (heated or cooled air) and cutting utility costs. Unsealed gaps and cracks can be costing you money each month and you are shortening the lifecycle of your HVAC systems by running them more often to achieve desired room temperatures.
To learn more about attic insulation click here. If your attic is insulated to less than an R-49, you are wasting energy and paying for it!
Adequate attic insulation is another way you can dramatically reduce your utility bills. In winter, attic insulation helps keep heated air in living spaces and helps to run your heating system less. In summer, attic insulation keeps hot air from penetrating cooled living spaces below.
Attic insulation will not only cut utility costs, but the investment also offers a solid ROI and increases the value of your home. According to Remodel Magazine, it is one of the best home improvements you can make because the investment pays for itself in a short period of time. This article by EngeryStar also suggests that 9 out of 10 home attics are under-insulated. Click here to read the full article>
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