Atlanta Heating Guide: Tips to Increase Home Heating Efficiency

Posted by David Roussel

With energy prices on the rise, people in Atlanta are always looking for ways to cut down on their utility bills. Increasing your home’s efficiency is a great way to use less energy and save yourself some money. We’ve put together a quick list to give you some ideas on how to increase your home’s efficiency.

Energy Audit

An energy audit is performed by a heating and air conditioning professional, or by an energy auditing company. It can help you get a baseline measurement so you can know exactly how effective your energy saving efforts have been. Additionally, your local Atlanta heating and AC company, or the energy auditor, can suggest things you can do to improve the efficiency of your home.

Energy Efficient Appliances

Heating and cooling your home accounts for the majority of your utility bill. An older heating system, AC unit, and water heater could be costing you more than you think. Technological advancements over the last 5 to 10 years in home comfort technology have allowed for some amazing efficiency gains. If you’re using an old water heater, you could see some significant improvements by replacing it with a new, energy efficient model.

Appliance Tune Up

If you’re not ready to get a new heater, air conditioning system or water heater, simply doing a tune-up on your current system can greatly improve efficiency. A tune-up can be performed by your local Atlanta heating and air conditioning company. It involves checking the fans and motors, replacing any worn or broken parts, checking the vent ducts for blockage, and much more.

Home and Duct Sealing

When you get your home and ducts sealed, it can help keep as much of your conditioned air inside as possible. If your ducts, windows and doors are leaking then you’re basically paying good money to heat or cool the outside air. Having them professionally sealed will make sure the air that you do pay to heat and cool will stay where you want it.

If you have any questions about how to increase the energy efficiency in your Atlanta home, then call the home efficiency experts at South Air.

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