5 Tips for Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Posted on: Sep 01, 2016


With fall just around the corner, now is the time to take a look at your home’s energy efficiency before you have to crank up the heat.  Here are some tips on how to improve energy efficiency of your home and reduce your energy costs.

Ensure That Your Home is Properly Sealed and Insulated

Making sure that cold air is not getting in (or out) is a critical first step in making your home more energy efficient.  The most common places are around doors and windows, but can also be found in attics and basements.  Exposed ductwork is also a culprit when it comes to allowing air to escape.  The Washington Post provided a guide on the most troublesome spots in the typical home.

Install Energy Efficient HVAC Units

If your home has been properly insulated and leaks have been remedied, consider updating your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units to further reduce your energy costs.

Purchase a Programmable Thermostat

According to the Alliance to Save Energy, a programmable thermostat can save up to 10% of your cooling and heating costs.

Update Your Water Heater

Consider replacing your water heater with a more energy-efficient tankless heater.  If this is not an option, consider wrapping your water heater in a special blanket, specifically designed to keep the heat inside your water heater. The Department of Energy maintains that water heating accounts for approximately 18 percent of your home’s energy costs.

Storm Windows

Storm windows can provide the benefit of energy efficiency without the substantial cost of ripping out and replacing all of your current windows.

Taking just a few steps to improve the energy efficiency in your home can translate into substantial savings on your utility bill.

Airco Service, Inc is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the Tulsa and Oklahoma City area for over 55 years.  Our excellent customer service focused on your heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing needs is second to none.

If you have any questions on how to improve energy efficiency in your home or would like to learn more about our services, please feel free to contact us for more information.