How To Make An Old Home More Energy Efficient
If you have an older home and you think you’re stuck paying higher energy bills because there’s nothing you can do to change the situation, think again. You can increase its energy efficiency in a number of ways. Some of these are quick fixes, while others require a large investment in your residence.
Seal Your Home
Sealing your home can save a lot of money on your energy bills. Closing gaps around windows, exterior doors, and electrical connections can help to keep your conditioned indoor air where it belongs. You can also seal air ducts, pipe inlets, the foundation, and more.
A well-insulated home keeps the heat in during the winter and cool air in during the summer. The most effective place to upgrade insulation is in the attic. You should have any gaps or holes sealed in the attic floor before having the insulation installed.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
An old home likely has an old HVAC system. Modern HVAC systems are far more efficient than older ones, so making this change can save you serious money on your energy bills. For example, upgrading a 30-year-old furnace to a high-efficiency new one could save you hundreds of dollars a year on your monthly utility bills.
Aircon Heating & Cooling Inc. of Las Cruces, NM, installs energy-efficient furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. We also offer financing on installations for those with approved credit.
Get a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are much more energy-efficient than conventional ones. They also tend to last much longer. They only heat water when it’s needed, so you don’t pay for standby heated water.
Replace Incandescent Bulbs
Incandescent bulbs cost you a surprisingly large amount of money on your electricity bills. By replacing all of your old bulbs with LEDs, you can reduce your monthly lighting costs by over 80%. This is about a $40 savings in the average household.
Besides installing energy-efficient equipment, Aircon Heating & Cooling Inc. also repairs and tunes up heating and cooling systems. We offer indoor air quality products and services as well. Please call today to find out more or to schedule an appointment.Tags: Home, Old