An Energy Efficient Home Provides BenefitsPublished on: May 9, 2012
If you are frustrated by high energy costs for your Brunswick, Georgia home, it may be easier to improve your energy efficiency than you think. Your HVAC system, while necessary for remaining comfortable, also eats up a good portion of your household budget in operation and repair costs. You can improve your energy efficiency by replacing an inefficient HVAC system or one that is more than 10 years old. If you don’t quite have the money for HVAC system replacement at this time, you can still improve your energy efficiency by requesting an energy audit from a Brunswick heating and cooling company.
A home energy audit helps you pinpoint easy ways to improve energy efficiency without a lot of expense or effort on your part. For example, you may not be aware that you are losing air through drafty doors and windows or that there isn’t enough insulation in your attic and walls. Simple solutions like using a low flow shower head and sealing air drafts can often add up to big savings. With an energy audit, you are not obligated to purchase any new equipment or implement the changes suggested. It just provides you with a list of suggestions for future consideration. In regards to your HVAC system, the energy auditor will likely suggest preventative maintenance as a means of improving energy efficiency.
As soon as you have made a few energy efficiency upgrades, it won’t take long to reap the benefits. Your home will feel more comfortable, with air that is fresher to breathe. You will also enjoy equal distribution of cool air and heat after preventative maintenance has been performed on your HVAC system. It is a common problem for older or less efficient heating systems and air conditioners to heat or cool a home unevenly. After investing in the efficiency of your Brunswick home, sitting in the basement or in your bedroom upstairs should offer the same degree of comfort.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of efficiency upgrades to your home is that you will pay less money in monthly operating costs, repairs and premature replacement of your HVAC system.