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How Can I Make My Home Energy Efficient This Summer?

How Can I Make My Home Energy Efficient This Summer?

Learn how to incorporate home improvements that make an impact on energy use.

Home improvements aren’t just for looks. Just a few simple changes can save you a bundle on energy costs. Check out the easiest ways to improve your property’s energy efficiency today.

If you’re hoping to save on your electric bill, do the following before summer kicks in:

  • Schedule an inspection. Preventive maintenance doesn’t just help diagnose existing problems. These visits include tasks like cleaning condenser coils and clearing drain lines. They keep your system functioning, but they also reduce resistance, making it easier for your system to cool your home.
  • Find a better filter. The filter is one of the most basic parts of your HVAC system. It’s also the one most homeowners are comfortable dealing with. It’s counter-productive when so many people just find the cheapest model available when a filter has a significant impact on the life, and overall performance, of your heating and cooling equipment. A certified technician can help you identify the very best filters for your system, but anything with a MERV rating of 5 or greater should do a decent job. Change it out once a month to keep your system running efficiently.
  • Consider a switch to geothermal. Green energy initiatives of the past were questionable. Rooftops of 70’s solar panels wouldn’t create much savings for the average homeowner, but today’s technology is a different story. If you’re about to replace your air conditioner or heating unit, consider a geothermal heat pump instead. Relying on a small amount of electricity to aid in heat transfer, these units can capable heat and cool homes in South Carolina at a savings of up to 60 percent of your current costs. Plus, there are many tax credits and grants available to help cover the initial cost.

Click this link or call (843) 800-4133 to contact Fogel Services and ask about the most effective home improvements used to improve energy efficiency.