There’s nothing like freezing temperatures to make one realize how important energy efficiency is. Especially during cold weather, if your home isn’t comfortably heated set to 68 or 72 degrees (maximum), chances are you have some leakage somewhere and that is not only costing you your comfort, it’s costing you money.
It Shouldn’t Be Hard To Keep Your Home Comfortable
A properly sealed, insulated, and ventilated home will have little issue keeping inside temperatures consistent but if there are leaks anywhere, from leaky doors or windows to holes in the roof or improper insulation, h your wasting money. Energy costs can rise dramatically as your climate control system fights the outside elements that are getting in just to keep your home at a reasonable temperature,.
If you find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat or resort to wearing sweaters and coats indoors because heating is just too expensive, or it’s always too hot or too cold no matter what you set it to, you may have an energy efficiency problem.
Start With A Home Energy Audit
To find out how energy efficient your home is you should get and/or perform a Home Energy Audit. Energy.gov provides some good information on how to do an audit yourself as well as professional resources you can contact. This audit should point exactly where you are having problems and what you should concentrate your efforts on.
While there are some DIY ways to solve some of the problems you find, others, like windows and doors, skylights and roofing will likely require the assistance of professionals. Know your limits and get the job done right.
Making your home more energy efficient will cost money, but these costs can pay for themselves in just a few years as your energy costs go down and, over time, save you even more year after year.
In Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Roofing Specialists can make your home more energy efficient with home improvement services that go beyond just roofing. Call us today at 770-419-2222 to find out how Atlanta Roofing Specialists can help make your home as energy efficient as possible!