Steps to Make Your House Energy Efficient
What items in your Alpharetta-area home need to be addressed to make sure it is energy efficient? Start with an HVAC or heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. This system is responsible for heating and cooling your home and includes elements like furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps as well as ductwork and thermostats. Next on the list for efficiency is duct cleaning and sufficient insulation added to your home. Caulk and weatherstrip around drafty doors and windows.
Remember to get your heating system checked once a year. The licensed professionals at ClimateSmith LLC will make sure that your system is operating efficiently and safely. Checkups can identify problems early and save money over larger problems that may develop.
Connected Smart Thermostats
Along with your traditional heating and cooling system, you have options to enhance the efficiency of your home with the advantage of the latest smart home connected thermostat controls. These wireless thermostats work with your smartphone to set the temperature lower or higher while you are away. You could set the thermostat to come on a few minutes before you arrive home.
In most homes, about 2% of the heating bill will be saved for each degree that the thermostat is lowered for at least eight hours each day. Turning down the thermostat from 75° F to 70° F, for example, saves about 10% on heating costs. This allows you to create automatic and programmable temperature settings based on daily schedules, weather conditions and heating and cooling needs. Almost half of the monthly energy costs are controlled by your thermostat, so a smart thermostat can help reduce those energy bills.
Did you know that the professionals at ClimateSmith LLC can oversee a full system efficiency analysis for your home? Call ClimateSmith LLC in Alpharetta today to ensure your home is running at its peak all year long.
Posted on behalf of ClimateSmith, LLC
Alpharetta, GA 30005