Avoiding High Energy Costs This Winter
Winter is coming. As we approach Christmas, the temperatures are cooling down more and more every week, varying from day to day but the overall trend is going downwards, especially at night.
It’s during these times utility bills can rise dramatically. Especially during cold weather, if your home isn’t comfortably heated set to 68 or 72 degrees (maximum), chances are you have some leakage somewhere and that is not only costing you your comfort, it’s costing you money!
It Shouldn’t Be Hard To Keep Your Home Comfortable
A properly sealed, insulated, and ventilated home will have little issue keeping inside temperatures consistent but if there are leaks anywhere, from leaky doors or windows to holes in the roof or improper insulation, you’re wasting energy & money. Energy costs rise dramatically, as your climate control system fights the outside temperatures that are leaking in, just to keep your home at a reasonable temperature,.
If you find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat or resort to wearing sweaters and coats indoors because heating is just too expensive, or it’s always too hot or too cold no matter what you set it to, you may have an energy efficiency problem. Fortunately, it can be fixed.
Start With A Home Energy Audit
To find out how energy efficient your home is you should get and/or perform a Home Energy Audit. Energy.gov provides some good information on how to do an audit yourself as well as professional resources you can contact. This audit should point exactly where you are having problems and what you should concentrate your efforts on.
Using your audit results, contact local contractors to get estimates on everything. For your roof, call a roof contractor, for windows, a windows company, and so on and so forth. While there are some DIY ways to solve some of the problems you find, others, like windows and doors, skylights and roofing will likely require the assistance of professionals. Know your limits and get the job done right, for most homeowners, that means hiring a contractor.
The Sooner You Make Your Home Energy Efficient, The Better
Making your home more energy efficient will cost time and money, but these costs can pay for themselves in just a few years as your energy costs go down and, over time, save you even more year after year!
In Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Roofing Specialists can make your home more energy efficient with home improvement services that go beyond just roofing. Call us today at 770-419-2222 to find out how Atlanta Roofing Specialists can help make your home as energy efficient as possible!