While fall is here your home was hard at work battling the elements. After enduring intense heat or seasonal thunderstorms, your home deserves to get it ready for the colder months ahead. Here's a few energy saving upgrades to help you save money this fall.
Insulation: One of the most cost-effective ways to save on heating bills is insulating the attic, where heat loss is the greatest.
Windows: If you feel a breeze indoors every time the wind blows, consider installing storm windows.
Switch to LED Bulbs: LED bulb has a projected life of up to 50,000 hours, and an incandescent only 1,200, you'll need to buy fewer bulbs, saving you money in the long run. In addition, incandescent bulbs use up to six times as much energy as LEDs, so you’ll start saving on utility costs immediately.
Get Smart: Use Smart thermostats are reasonably priced; being able to control the temperature from a distance will also enhance your comfort. Just imagine the toasty welcome that will await you when you can turn up the heat a few minutes before you get home on a wintry day.
Seal Ducts: By some estimates, as much as 40 percent of a home’s heated or cooled air is lost through duct leaks before it ever reaches its destination.