There are lots of things you can do around your home to save money - that is no secret. But did you know that you can save between 5 and 30 percent or more on home energy bills by making just a few efficiency upgrades? Performing a home energy audit is the key to saving this year and here’s what you need to look for:
Take note of the number of registers, or air vents, you have in your home as well as where they are located.
Check windows and doors for excess window condensation. This could mean the seal inside your windows is no longer working like it’s supposed to and could be the reason you have drafts.
Check for air leaks around outlets, fixtures, windows and doors.
Inspect the fireplace and make sure there are no structural cracks or gaps on interior or exterior walls.
Write down the name and model number of your thermostat. Also note the heating and cooling settings.
Check for insulation in your walls, attic and ceiling.
Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
If you notice anything out of the ordinary, or that certain areas of your home seem to be damaged or broken it’s vital to call in the professionals right away. Why go another day, week or month spending more than you need to on energy bills?
When you need help with your home's plumbing, heating and cooling, the expert technicians at Uptown are available on-call to get to you fast with the tools and parts to perform repairs and installations. Call us today at (612) 324-1004.