How to Keep Your Home Energy Efficient

Home Energy Efficient

All homeowners desire an energy-efficient home. In the summer months, when a home is not energy-efficient, cool air escapes and makes your AC work harder. The same goes for losing warm air in the cold winter months. A home that is not energy-efficient will make heating systems work harder.

To help make your home become more energy efficient, there are a few things you need to do. Here are some of those things:

  • Ensure your windows are not drafty – If your windows allow conditioned air to escape from your home, it might be time for you to replace them. You can tell if your windows are drafty and need replacing by testing it. Hold a lit candle or a stick of incense near your windows. If the flame or smoke blows toward your windows, it means these are drafty. You might want to consider getting replacement windows when this happens.
  • Check your doors too – If your windows are airtight but you still see a spike in your energy consumption, your doors might be the problem. Just like your windows, testing is needed to determine if your doors are drafty. Using the same testing method, you can check to see if the smoke from your incense, or the flame from your candle, blows toward your door. If it does, consider replacing it with an energy efficient one or find ways to seal off these drafty spots.
  • Consider air sealing – Another thing you can do to help improve your home’s energy efficiency is to try air sealing. Sometimes drafts that allow warm or cool air to escape from your home come from electrical outlets, holes in your ductwork, and even small holes in your insulation. You can perform the same tests to determine if this is the case, or you can hire a professional to check for you. When you find that the problem lies in these other areas, you can have air sealing or duct sealing performed to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
  • Check your home’s siding for problems – Some people do not realize that siding can also deteriorate over time. If you have not replaced your siding in a long time or have not done any maintenance work on it, it might be time that you did. You can have a professional check your home’s siding to see if the insulation in it still works or if it is in need of some maintenance work.

Get the Help You Need Today

When you need help in boosting the energy efficiency of your home in South & North Carolina with the use of any of these methods, you can contact Paradise Home Improvement for help. Aside from having replacement windows, air sealing services, and insulation services, we can also help you determine your home’s energy efficiency with our home energy performance service. Contact us today at 844-261-5252 and reduce your energy bills considerably with the help of any of these energy saving solutions.