Of course, when we say ‘top to bottom’ we mean from the very top of your home to the very bottom – basements and cellars. Bringing you specific subjects each week is great, we like to think that we have some good information for you, but this article is all about ways to save your hard earned dollars!
Efficiency is the Key
Whether it’s an actual system (HVAC, furnace, AC or such) or just your home in general – making things more efficient is the biggest help to saving money. If your heating seems to be on virtually all the time, have you thought about where the heat is going? A well-insulated home will retain any heat (or in the summer, keep the heat out) for longer, meaning that your furnace doesn’t have to work as hard for as long.
Ensuring that all of your appliances are working to the best of their manufacturers’ standard (in some cases we can make them even more efficient) will mean that every single component will be doing its job correctly – no wasted energy or efficiency.
Keeping an eye on the temperatures and adjusting your thermostat to suit can make a vast difference to your energy bill, lowering the desired temperature (or higher in summer) so that your system shuts off a little sooner will pay dividends when it comes to handing over money to the utility supplier.
Sealing all the little drafts throughout your home may seem like a lot of hard work, especially if you’re in the mindset that ‘surely one little leak can’t hurt’. But it’s all of those ‘one little leaks’ added up that cost you money!