Carrig & Dancer, a full-service insulation contractor, has provided some methods below that you can use to help keep your house toasty warm throughout the winter.
Put an End to Air Leaks
Drafts around the windows and doors of your home could be contributing to unwanted heat flow. A more significant source of lost energy is hidden air leaks in the building’s envelope. Together, these issues may account for as much as 30% of your heating and cooling expenses, emphasizing the importance of addressing them through energy audits and air-sealing techniques (ENERGY STAR).
Replace Inefficient Windows
Inefficient windows can permit drafts and create a chill. To combat this, you’ll likely crank the heat up, resulting in higher energy bills. According to this year’s Cost vs. Value Report, the national average return on investment for replacement windows is 72.3% for vinyl and 68.9% for wood. ENERGY STAR also estimates an annual savings of up to 12%.
Automatically Adjust the Temperatures
According to ENERGY STAR, the average American household spends more than $900 a year on heating and cooling costs. Programmable thermostats provide an excellent way to save since they adjust the temperature according to your initial settings, or if you choose a smart model, after learning your habits.
Schedule an Appointment with an Insulation Contractor
Attic insulation must meet a specific R-value to promote energy efficiency and enhance comfort. R-value is a measure of the materials’ ability to resist heat flow. If your levels are insufficient, consider hiring an insulation contractor for improvement, ensuring you meet ENERGY STAR’s recommended home insulation R-values.
Carrig and Dancer is a full-service insulation and energy conservation contractor committed to helping residents and business owners improve their property’s energy efficiency throughout Washington.
Ensuring an energy-efficient home or office is one of the key reasons for hiring an insulation contractor, like Carrig and Dancer, to install insulation.
Additional services provided by our company include energy audits, sound attenuation, and replacement windows. Please contact us today at (253) 584-7704 or at one of these other locations for more information or to schedule an appointment.
“2020 Cost vs. Value Report” Remodeling.
“Recommended Home Insulation R-Values.” ENERGY STAR.
“Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights.” ENERGY STAR.
“Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades.” The U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.