Before Bills Rise, Consider Your Home Energy Upgrade Options
Leaky homes and outdated appliances can be costly, especially during the summer months. Before the highest temperatures hit your Cincinnati home, take on a home energy upgrade to save yourself from high energy bills without compromising your comfort. Begin saving energy with these simple steps.
- Conduct a home energy audit: Have a professional inspect your home to determine the major areas of energy loss and provide ways to remedy them. While some fixes might make for good DIY projects, other home energy upgrade options may require a professional contractor. Your energy auditor should be able to help you determine which tasks you can do and which require a pro.
- Increase your insulation: Energy loss doesn’t always occur through leaky windows and door frames, but often through the walls themselves. Increasing the insulation in your exterior walls and in your home’s attic can greatly reduce the energy loss associated with heat transference.
- Update your appliances: Many older appliances consume significantly more energy than their more modern counterparts. By simply replacing your outdated appliances with Energy Star brand products, you can potentially save hundreds of dollars each year in energy savings. Some products may even qualify for tax incentives of up to 30 percent of the purchase price to save you even more.