How to Reduce Heating Bills
Everyone wants a home that is comfortable, beautiful, and happy. Living in a home that is not energy efficient increases energy bills as the interior becomes too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. This type of situation can be very frustrating for homeowners, because when you invest in your dream home, you want it to really be your dream home. Luckily, by making a few simple changes to certain features in your home, it is possible to make your home more energy efficient and a happier, more comfortable place to live.
The insulation in a home is what really protects it from the outside elements. Without proper insulation, a home can never be truly energy efficient, because all the air conditioning and heating will quickly slip outside, and the outside air will negatively affect the temperature in the home. Attic insulation is especially important, as it is a feature people tend to forget about. Installing a perforated insulation in your attic will ensure that moisture can escape so that the space will never get too damp, and at the same time the insulation will help to maintain the temperature you want in your home and decrease energy bills.
High performance, energy efficient windows can make a huge difference to your house. Cold glass creates drafts in the winter, while in the summer, the bright sunlight that windows let in can cause overheating and UV sun damage to the interior of the home. When installing windows, it is important to do your research to find a high-quality and energy efficient option. With the right choice, you might even find yourself saving 40% on energy bills!
Doors will inevitably let in hot and cold air as they are opened and closed throughout the day. However, when your doors are closed, you want to be sure that they are really sealed, so that no unnecessary hot or cold air slips in. Be sure to choose a door that is meant to perform highly in all seasons, no matter the weather. The right choice of door should be energy efficient, secure, and add curb appeal to you house.
Get Professional Help
An Infrared Thermal Imaging energy assessment done by a professional will identify thermal patterns in your home. This helps to determine which areas of the home are not energy efficient and need work. The team at All Seasons Window & Siding is experienced in Infrared Thermal Imaging technology, and with any purchase you can receive a free energy assessment of your home from our team. Call today at (913) 535-4708 to learn more.