Energy Tip for Utility Customers: Make Sure Your Home Is Properly Insulated
Wednesday July 06, 2022 02:21 pm - 395 Views - Posted By Utilities
Is your home properly insulated for summer heat?
Save on electrical costs by making your home more insulated.
Install a programable thermostat on your central air unit. This will allow you to set days and times when your A/C should be higher or lower.
Use weatherstripping and caulk around windows and doors to make sure air leaks are sealed.
Seal cracks on your home's exterior such as gaps around pipes.
Make sure your attic is well insulated, and the areas around vents are properly sealed and insulated. Small duct holes and tears can be sealed with duct mastic or heat approved tape. Large holes will require professional help. Adding another layer of insulation will help keep your home cooler and help reduce electric costs.
Make sure your air conditioner filters are change on schedule, especially in the summer.
Install reflective tenting on windows, which can provide up to 35% in energy savings, or an attic vent.