Here at ARC Insulation, we know you want to keep your home or business functional and comfortable, but we also know you don’t want to spend more on your energy bills than you have to. Increasing your property’s energy efficiency by even a small amount can lead to significant long-term energy savings. To help you achieve some of these energy savings, our team has put together these three expert tips on how to make your property more efficient:
- Seal Air Leaks- One of the biggest consumers of energy in any property is the HVAC system, which keeps the interior at a comfortable temperature. The system recycles the same air again and again, so once it achieves a certain temperature, it doesn’t have to spend a lot of energy to maintain it—unless, of course, you have air leaks. If hot air leaks in from outside during the summer, for example, then your system has to spend more energy to cool it. Fortunately, you can avoid this problem by sealing any air leaks. If you’d like assistance in finding them all, then you can turn to our team at ARC Insulation.
- Install Window Treatments- On a related point, another effective strategy to increase your energy savings is to limit the amount of passive heat gain in your property. A great way to do this is to install window treatments, such as blinds or films, that prevent the sun’s UV rays and heat energy from entering the building. By doing this, you are ensuring that your HVAC system won’t have to fight so hard to cool your interior this summer.
- Check Insulation- Another effective way to prevent passive heat gain is to check your insulation. Your property’s insulation serves to prevent the transfer of heat energy through that medium, keeping excess heat out during the hotter months and keeping heat from your furnace inside when the weather turns cold. You can achieve great energy savings by insulating any areas that don’t currently have any protection or replacing your current insulation with a more effective variety. If you have questions about insulation and how best to improve your energy savings, just give our team at ARC Insulation a call.