Are you looking to lower your monthly utility costs? The efficiency of your Dalton, Georgia, home is crucial. Luckily, you can take control of the energy use in your home by investing in these efficiency upgrades:
Opt for Energy-Efficient Appliances
Your home appliances account for most of the energy use in your home. If any of your appliances are older than 15 years, they’re likely not operating as efficiently as they should. Though installing new appliances can be a costly upgrade, you’ll save enough on your utility bills to offset the cost in just a few years. When choosing your appliances, look at the energy ratings to get the most bang for your buck.
Replace Your Old Insulation
Insulation wears down over time and can easily become damaged by pests or water. A well-insulated home can help keep your heated and conditioned air from escaping out of the attic or crawlspaces. If your insulation is more than a decade old and showing signs of damage, such as hot and colds spots throughout your home, you can save a lot of energy by adding more or replacing it.
Switch to LED Lighting
Your lighting costs can account for up to a third of the total cost of your monthly energy bills. You can help reduce this cost by utilizing the natural light in your home and switching your light bulbs to LEDs. They not only last longer but draw significantly less energy than traditional bulbs.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can cut your energy costs by allowing you to reduce the energy use in your home when no one is there. Simply program your thermostat to a higher temperature for the hours when you’re at work or when you’re away on vacation.
Want to learn more about how to improve the energy usage in your home by installing a more energy-efficient HVAC system? Contact us at 706-619-2799. Dalton Heating & Air will help you find the best upgrade.
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