Can you imagine what lower energy consumption can do for you and your home? Not only will it help save you money, but it will also help your home maintain cooling and heating, to keep you and your family comfortable. Although some people may think that lowering your energy consumption will also lessen the comfort in your home, that's not completely true. You can decrease energy consumption just by removing energy-wasting elements.
In order to find out where your energy usage is going to waste, you need to run a home energy audit. An energy audit is essentially an inspection of how energy flows and is used in a home, taking into consideration factors that can be addressed to improve energy efficiency in cooling and heating. An audit of your home’s energy efficiency will include comprehensive overviews of your walls, floors, doors, ceilings, and even skylights. This is to determine a leakage rate, which affects the energy consumption of your home.
The energy audit will also show you whether or not your heating and cooling systems are working properly, whether door seals and weather stripping are doing their jobs, and if your insulation is properly installed. Once the audit is complete, you will know what changes need to be made in order for your home’s thermal performance to improve.
Adopting Energy Saving Measures
Aside from an energy audit, you will also want to adopt energy saving habits. These include the following:
These are just a few habits you can adopt to help lower your energy costs. Other things to consider include using more energy efficient lighting options, using appliances effectively, and having an energy monitoring meter in your home.
TriState Home Services offers $100 Energy Audits for Maryland Energy Rebate Customers (for homes up to 3000 sq. Ft. with one heating and cooling system).
To request an energy audit or to discover how you can save on energy costs in Frederick, MD or surrounding areas, contact TriState Home Services today. We can help you address these energy wasting issues in your home with services that include insulation, air sealing, ductwork, and more.
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