Energy Efficient Homes
The combination of building science and home technology makes it easier than ever to increase the efficiency of your home. Combining traditional methods with these new technologies can make your home more comfortable and more efficient. Here are a few upgrades that could benefit your home:
Sealing air leaks is a first step toward improving your home’s energy efficiency. Air leaks in your home’s envelope can affect heating and cooling systems, energy bills and comfort level. Air sealing involves sealing any penetration points where air can escape your home. These air leaks can exist around recessed lights, chimneys, ductwork, windows and more. Sealing air leaks helps keep conditioned air inside your home, reducing wear and tear on your heating or cooling system and maintaining your home’s internal temperature.
Many homes – even newer homes – aren’t adequately insulated. If you own an older home, it may have no insulation at all. Properly installed insulation in attics, walls, and floors creates a thermal blanket that prevents heat transfer. This helps maintain even temperatures throughout the house. The result is a quieter, more comfortable living environment that is less costly to heat and cool.
Home Technology Upgrades
Many homeowners aren’t aware of how home technology can help maintain comfort and manage energy bills. From controlling lights at home through a mobile app, to investing in smart appliances that cut down on energy use and costs, there are many options for decreasing energy use.
Upgrading your home’s efficiency will pay off in lower energy bills and make your home more comfortable all year. Have questions? Contact our office.