5 Energy Saving Tips that Could Save You $50,000!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by Karyn Almeida

 5 Energy Saving Tips that Could Save You 50000 - Image 15 Energy Saving Tips:

  • Window Caulking: One of the culprits in a high-energy bill is uncaulked windows. If your windows were installed a decade or more ago it’s worth examining your windows to see if there are gaps that need to be caulked. In order for the caulk to be effective it has to be smaller than a ¼” gap. Otherwise you will need to reinstall the window or buy replacements. 
  • Replace single pane windows: Single pane windows can cause significant air leakage and should be replaced by double paned energy efficient windows
  • Energy efficiency assessment: Have a whole house energy assessment done on your home. Energy efficiency companies will come out to your house for free to diagnosis problem areas. You will discover the draftiest areas in your house and the solutions to fix the challenges.
  • Insulate around recessed lighting: It’s hard to believe how much air flows through this type of lighting but it’s worth your time to insulate around these. 
  • Weather strip around your doors: If you sew, these are super simple to make and can be sewn out of old socks, towels or you can buy pretty material and fill with rice or dried beans.

Well, most of us would jump at the chance to be able to make fifty thousand bucks in just a couple days time. According to the Department of Energy, the average homeowner wastes $350 per year. Now wait a minute, I said I could save you way more than that right? But, $350 a year is an extra $29 a month and if you invest that over the long run you could earn $50,000. Now that’s worth sealing every crevice in your house, right?

To find out how you can best seal your house, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our energy experts!


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