How to save Energy and Money in your Home
Seal any Gaps or Cracks in your Attic
Even if your home has insulation, there’s a chance that it isn’t working properly. If there are gaps or cracks between sheets or section of insulation in your attic, you’re wasting energy. You can seal these gaps or cracks by using Spray Foam Insulation or expanding foam sealant, among other insulation types such as Fiberglass Insulation or Cellulose Insulation. Gaps and cracks in insulation allow warm air to escape and cool air to get in. As a result, you’re paying more for your energy bills and increasing your carbon footprint. If you want to learn more about Energy Rebates in Fridley MN, reach out to our insulation experts at Century Insulation today.
Install a Proper Amount of Insulation
The amount of insulation you need depends on the size of your home and the location. If you have an older home with little insulation, it’s likely that you need more than newer homes with more insulation. To get the right amount of insulation, talk to a professional insulation expert who can provide suggestions and help install it properly. If you live in a colder climate, you’ll need extra insulation in order to trap heat even during the coldest winter days.
Maintain your Heating and Cooling systems
If your heating and cooling systems are run properly, they will use less energy than if they’re not. You should also make sure that any vents are clear of debris, so air can flow freely through them. Check the filters monthly to make sure they’re clean and replace them as needed. Filters trap dust and debris, which can subsequently trap hot or cold air from effectively traveling through your home’s vents. If you don’t use your heating and cooling systems on a regular basis, it’s important to get them serviced regularly. A technician will check the equipment and make sure that everything is working properly. If they need repairing or replacing, the technician can handle that as well.
Regularly check and clean vents, radiators and vents
If you’re looking to save money and energy in your home, regularly checking and cleaning out vents and radiators is a great place to start. Vents can collect dust and debris, which can trap hot or cold air from effectively traveling through your home’s vents. Cleaning these vents out then can help restore your home’s heating and cooling qualities, and improve their effectiveness. The same goes for your radiators. If you don’t clean them regularly, dust can build up and prevent heat from traveling through them. This can cause your heating system to work harder than necessary, costing you more money than if the radiators were cleaned out.
Use a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat can connect to an app on your phone to set up a heating or cooling schedule. This can be used when you’re away from home to turn off heating or cooling so that you don’t waste energy. If no one’s in your home, then it might not need to be heated or cooled to the same level as when you’re at home. If you have an older home that doesn’t have a smart thermostat, consider upgrading to one. This can be especially beneficial if you’re away from home for long periods of time, such as when you’re on vacation or traveling for work. However, if you have pets at home or have other reasons to be concerned about modulations in your home’s temperature, a smart thermostat may not be a viable option for you.
At Century Insulation, our goal is to keep your home warm during the winter and cool during the summer. We offer services in Fiberglass Insulation, Cellulose Insulation, Spray Foam Insulation, Attic Insulation, Waterproofing, Energy Insulation Rebates, and more! Have a question about our services? Check out our FAQ page to find an answer, or contact us for more help. Our experts provide insulation services all throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Check below for a full list of locations we service!
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