There are a number of ways in which you can lower the electric bill for your home, including adding insulation, upgrading to a more efficient HVAC system, adjusting your thermostat by a few degrees and having replacement windows installed. Let’s look at the advantages of each method.
- Adjust Your Thermostat – This will definitely help your electric bill and perhaps even significantly, but will you still feel comfortable? If you adjust the thermostat too much during the summer, you run the risk of having mildew and mold issues due to the increased humidity left in your home.
- Add Insulation – This is another way to affect your electric bill considerably, and there are various ways to go about it from adding insulation to your home’s attic space, crawl space and walls. Each one has a different level of investment involved, which may be cost-prohibitive.
- Upgrade HVAC – This is one of the most costly methods, as a new HVAC system can run thousands of dollars. The higher the SEER rating of the new equipment, the more you will save, but the more it will cost as well. If you have an extremely old system, upgrading will save you a tremendous amount and will eventually cover the cost of the installation. If you have a newer system, an upgrade is not going to be as beneficial to you.
- Replacement Windows – This is often the best option of the four as it is more affordable than upgrading the HVAC and provides more value to your home than adding insulation. Replacement windows will pay for themselves in no time as they not only reduce cooling costs, but they also make your home feel more comfortable, and they are more aesthetically pleasing.
Eden Construction is a great source for helping you determine which method would be best for your home. We provide the very best in replacement windows and other home remodeling services, so that your home’s value can be increased, and you can save money on your electric bill. Give us a call for a free consultation and estimate.