January 13, 2015
Let’s face it — the holidays are over, things are getting back to normal. Many people set out to make changes in their personal and professional lives around this time of year, but what about home performance? One of the most important things to focus on in 2015 is making a home more energy efficient. Perhaps you were too busy last year and didn’t have the time to achieve your energy efficiency goals. Don’t worry, this is your year!
The new year serves as an excellent opportunity to make a commitment to saving energy, which saves you and your family money. Taking control of home performance doesn’t have to be difficult. Energy efficiency is right around the corner if you start taking steps in the right direction.
Energy Efficiency Goals and Suggestions for 2015
For most people, there are two utility bills that can creep up each month — natural gas and electricity. There are plenty of things you can do to keep costs down in both regards, and the more of an effort you can make, the bigger the return you’ll see.
If you’re looking to save on electricity this year, consider the following tips —
- Turn off lights and electronics when not in use
- Make the switch to LED lighting
- Use programmable lights
- Invest in energy star appliances
- Remove lint from your dryer and clean the vent
- Change the filter on your furnace
- Tune up your air conditioner
If your monthly heating bill is a burden, you can —
- Get a home heating system tune-up
- Use programmable thermostats
- Get your home Air sealed
- Use attic, basement and wall insulation
Conducting a Home Energy Audit
The best way to determine areas in which you’re losing heat and electricity and to learn how your home actually functions is to have Tom Rostron come in to conduct an evaluation. A home energy audit is the key to discovering issues that are causing you to lose money each year, even if you aren’t aware that an issue exists in the first place. When you conduct a home energy audit, you’ll get a full report of whatever problems may be occurring within the home, including air quality issues and any insulation problems.
2015 is a time for change, and the early you can get started, the better. Contact Tom Rostron Company today to learn more about how you can benefit from conducting a home energy audit.