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Lower Your Energy Bills This Fall

Summer may be coming to a close here in Cincinnati, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can be doing to lower your energy bills. With fall approaching, many Ohio homeowners are starting to think about ways in which they can transition smoothly into the cooler months of the year and save money on their heating bills going forward. Now’s the time to get started, and it doesn’t have to be nearly as difficult to get there as you may think.

Looking to lower your energy bills this year? Here are three of the best ways to do it, all of which can help you to achieve the savings you’re looking for.

1. Locate Air Leaks

You may not realize it, but it’s likely that there are various cracks and leaks scattered throughout your home that are allowing conditioned air to escape and outside air to enter. This is a problem that extends throughout each season. When you’re trying to cool you home in the summer, cracks and leaks make your AC unit work harder than it has to. Unsurprisingly, the same goes for your furnace as you try to keep your home warm during the fall and winter months. Locating air leaks and sealing them will help to ensure that conditioned air stays exactly where it’s supposed to—inside the home. This not only leads to lower energy bills, but improved indoor air quality as well.

2. Check Your Home’s Insulation

Air leaks can certainly get in the way of home performance, but so too can poor home insulation. Insulation can be viewed as a type of barrier between your home and the outside environment. It works hand-in-hand with air sealing to promote true home performance, and it’s one of the most common needs for Cincinnati homeowners. This is especially true for those who live in older homes, where insulation is often found to be inadequate. Air could be escaping through your walls and ceilings, and insulation may be exactly what you need in order to stop this problem from happening.

3. Inspect Heating and Cooling Equipment

Your home’s heating and cooling system is remarkably efficient at keeping your family cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This is only if it’s working properly, however, and age doesn’t typically do a home’s HVAC system any favors. Filters can get dirty over time and must be replaced so that the system can work as efficiently as possible, for example, yet many homeowners don’t put enough stock in the importance of regular systems maintenance. A well-maintained heating and cooling system is an efficient heating and cooling system, and this should never be overlooked.

There’s no better time than now to start working towards improving home performance and energy efficiency. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a home energy audit.

FAQs

My house is drafty. Do I need
new windows and doors?

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My house is cold. Do I need a larger furnace?

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Is all insulation created equal?

No! Not all insulation is equal. In fact, the insulation in many North American homes today was either improperly installed, or has settled over time, or has been compromised by air leakage. In many cases, existing insulation in homes performs so poorly that the house remains uncomfortable and energy bills…

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Is it possible to manage my home’s energy consumption from a smartphone?

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