If your energy costs have increased, don’t worry. You may be able to lower your household energy expenses substantially. To make smart changes in your Eastman, Georgia, home, you first need to determine where the biggest issue with your energy consumption lies. From poor HVAC efficiency to inadequate insulation, check out three factors affecting your energy costs.

Poor HVAC Efficiency

Many HVAC systems are designed for energy efficiency. But over time, their performance can suffer.

An easy way to tell whether your HVAC system is losing efficiency is by reviewing your recent utility bills. If your bills have increased consistently every month, there’s a good chance that poor HVAC efficiency is the culprit.

Insufficient Smart Thermostat Use

If you’ve installed a smart thermostat but it hasn’t made an impact on your energy costs, take a few minutes to review the settings. With a device like the Cor Wi-Fi Thermostat, you can set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature when your family is typically home and awake. You can then dial back the temperature by up to 10 degrees when you’re usually away or asleep.

Look at past energy reports from your smart thermostat to find out when you use the most energy. This information can help you make additional energy-efficient changes.

Inadequate Insulation

Insufficient insulation can affect your family’s comfort. It can also drive up your energy costs.

Cracks around windows, leaks around exterior doors, and poor insulation in the attic or foundation can cause drafts and air leakage. Consider scheduling a home performance evaluation to identify areas with poor insulation. Sealing cracks and adding more insulation can help you save on energy costs all year round.

From HVAC tune-ups to new thermostats, our team is here to help with all of your heating and cooling needs. Call the experienced team at Pruett Air Conditioning today at 478-298-4115.

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