High electrical costs have been prompting homeowners to take a closer look at their energy consumption. Many families think that lowering their energy bills means sacrificing comfort. The good news is that there’s a lot you can do to reduce your bills while still enjoying the benefits of a cozy living space. You just need to change how and when you use energy, as well as shop around for the right energy-saving home components.
If you’re looking for ways to successfully shrink your monthly bills, Handyman Connection® of Santa Clarita Valley can help. Here are four simple yet effective tips to try:
- Seal Air Leaks – The presence of cracks, gaps, and openings in your walls means your home is susceptible to excessive air leaks. Seal them up immediately to save over 10% on your heating bills over time. You can start by caulking or weatherstripping vulnerable areas such as your windows and doors. Don’t forget to tackle other overlooked spots, such as your exterior wall sockets and switches.
- Use ENERGY STAR® Systems – Did you know that running appliances accounts for as much as 20% of our electricity bills? You can lower that dramatically by replacing your old systems with ENERGY STAR-certified units. When an appliance has been certified by ENERGY STAR, it means that it offers significant energy savings over other options on the market.
- Insulate Your Attic – If your house is over 25 years old, chances are that it’s suffering energy loss through the attic. Reinforce your attic’s performance by renewing or adding quality insulation. Insulating this area can help you save 30% on energy bills in the long run.
- Install Double-Pane Windows – As much as 25% of your heating and cooling costs might be the fault of inefficient windows. To increase your home’s energy efficiency and regulate your indoor temperature, replace your old units with double-pane options. Through their advanced gas blends and insulation features, they can successfully minimize your energy loss for many years.
Handyman Connection of Santa Clarita Valley can help you with all of your home improvement needs. Our expert crew can perform inspection, maintenance, and installation services that can help lower your energy bills. Get in touch with us today by calling us or by completing our contact form. We’ll be happy to give you a FREE estimate.