2 Changes to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Spring

2 Changes to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Spring

Changing these two things boosts your home’s energy efficiency and saves you money.

As you change your own routine with the seasons, you might be considering some product upgrade benefits to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Here are two quick and easy things to change in your home to make it more energy efficient this spring:

#1: Energy Efficient Insulation

Long ago, insulation was very inefficient or non-existent. If your home is 20 years old or older, you will want to inspect your insulation space and correct problems. Here’s how:

  • First, make sure you choose insulation that has a high R-value.
  • Next, see that your insulation covers the seams between walls and floor in your attic space.
  • Finally, be sure there are no places where the insulation is damaged. Rodents may find their way inside during winter and wreak havoc on insulation in walls and attics.

Keep your insulation in top condition by inspecting it for damage each spring. Replace the damaged sections. If your insulation is old or shows much damage, consider an insulation upgrade.

#2: Cracks and Seals Inspection Saves Energy

To perform the second change, investigate cracks between windows and walls. Cold and warm air from outside can come inside through these cracks. Using weather stripping or a silicone and latex caulk will cut down on heat transfer between internal and external spaces. Paint will cover this type of caulk, so it will not show. Sealing window cracks boosts your home’s energy efficiency, lowers your energy bills and takes stress off your HVAC system.

Making simple changes can have a big impact on your heating and cooling bills. For additional ways you can make your home more energy efficient this spring, contact the HVAC experts at your local McCall’s dealer for information on product upgrade benefits.