Fall is a good time of year to consider the efficiency in your Harvey, Louisiana, home. You survived the stifling heat of summer and are still ahead of the cooler months of winter. Now is the perfect time to consider some upgrades to your home, that can help improve your energy efficiency and provide you with lower energy bills during the upcoming season. Below are four home upgrades you may want to consider this season.
Replace Old Windows
Old windows are notoriously inefficient. In addition to their construction being less efficient, they are likely to have suffered some wear and tear that allows the air in your home to escape out, causing your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a consistent temperature. If replacing isn’t an option check to see if they should be recaulked and can be weatherized.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
If your HVAC system is still run by a manual thermostat, now is the time to upgrade to a programmable version. Programmable thermostats allow you to set your desired temperature for different times of day as well as different days of the week. This way, your HVAC can gradually adjust the temperature throughout the day to keep it comfortable, which will allow it to work more efficiently.
Add More Insulation
Insulation can break down and become damaged due to a number of reasons. Pests, water damage, and normal aging can reduce the amount of insulation in certain areas in the attic and crawl spaces, causing rooms to be drafty and for heated and conditioned air to escape. Inspect your insulation and add more where needed.
Upgrade Your Lighting
Another great way to improve efficiency is by upgrading home lighting. By switching to LED or CFL bulbs, you can significantly reduce the amount of energy your lights use, in turn lowering your utility bill.
Looking for the right thermostat for your home? Contact us at (504) 517-7595 today. One of our Caribbean Breeze Heating & Cooling specialists will help you find the best model for your home.
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