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Home Improvement  /  October 31, 2017

4 Effective Ways To Cut Energy Use In The Home

Experiencing an increase in your energy bills? As the cold winds of fall transition to the freezing temperatures of winter, your heating appliances will be working extra hard to maintain a comfortable home environment. Fortunately, there are ways that you can cut back on energy use and still regulate your interior temperature. Handyman Connection of Matthews shares four ways to do so:

4 Effective Ways To Cut Energy Use In The Home

  1. Get An Energy Audit. Before you can reduce your energy use, you should first know what appliances are consuming the most power. One way to do this is to get an energy audit. Most utility companies offer these for free so be sure to take advantage of the opportunity. If there is no program in your area, however, you can conduct your own instead. This way you can determine which areas need a trim in energy use.

  2. Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance. Since you’ll probably be depending much on your HVAC units for added warmth during the colder seasons, it’s important to keep them in excellent condition. An annual inspection and maintenance service not only cleans your system, but it can also increase its efficiency. The result? Better performance and cleaner indoor air.

  3. Invest In Insulating Paint. Thanks to modern advancements, you can use insulating paint to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Paint your interior and exterior with this for better insulation and a more comfortable interior. You can also purchase ceramic additives that turn ordinary paint into insulated paints.

  4. Install A Programmable Thermostat. Your thermostat may be consuming more energy than you are aware of. This is because it keeps running on high even when you’re sleeping or out working. With a programmable thermostat, you can set it to run less whenever you’re not at home. When sleeping, use an extra blanket to keep yourself warm so you don’t rely too much on the thermostat.

Turn to Handyman Connection of Matthews for more energy-saving tips. Contact us at (704) 255-5626 to learn more about our services. You can also request a free estimate.

 

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