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Maximize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

September 25, 2016

Conserving energy and saving money – it’s a game every homeowner in Opelika, Alabama, plays, while most lose without even knowing it. Although turning off the lights when you aren’t in the room and using your ceiling fans strategically are small steps toward winning, it’s simply not enough in today’s demanding indoor environment. That said, here’s how you can maximize your home’s energy efficiency and win in the game of (heating and cooling) zones.

Consider Using Spray Foam Insulation to Keep Air In and Out

Most homes lose 30 to 50 percent of their hot or cold air because of leaks. Considering that spray foam doubles the strength of your walls while trapping air in or keeping it out, it’s the perfect insulation solution if you want to combat conditioned air loss and air infiltration. Also, unlike standard insulation, it won’t contribute to moisture-related mold. Here are some of other advantages of spray foam insulation:

  • Improves your home’s energy efficiency and saves money as a result
  • Adds resale value to your home when you decide to sell it
  • Reduces the amount of harmful pollutants that enter your home
  • Keeps you comfortably cool in the summer and cozily warm in the winter
  • Minimizes airborne noise from external sources like a traditional AC’s loud compressor

Invest in a Comprehensive Home Energy Audit

If you’re serious about becoming a winner in energy efficiency, investing in a home energy audit is a must. During an audit, a certified HVAC technician will assess how efficient your home is at conserving energy, recommending any solutions that will strengthen your armor in the fight against losing utility dollars.

Remember, though, that an energy audit won’t save energy itself. You have to implement the recommendations. ENERGY STAR also provides a lot of information about home improvement projects that will help you improve energy efficiency, lower utility bills and increase your general comfort.

For more information about how to enhance your home’s energy efficiency with spray foam insulation, or if you’re considering whether you should repair or replace your HVAC system, contact us at (334) 366-9237.

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