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If you have high energy bills year-round — particularly during the winter when temperatures are frigid and days are short here in Maine — you’ve probably explored all sorts of solutions. Maybe you’ve switched to energy efficient LED light bulbs, installed low-flow showerheads, or upgraded to a programmable thermostat for your HVAC system.
While these tactics can make an impact on your energy bills, the best way to lower your energy bills for good is to improve home efficiency using a comprehensive approach.
Why Home Efficiency Matters
An efficient home doesn’t just conserve energy and save you money on your energy bills; it’s also much more comfortable to live in. In the winter, an efficient home has fewer drafts and keeps valuable heat inside, helping you feel cozier indoors. In the summer, outdoor heat stays out, meaning you can feel cool at home even if you don’t have an air conditioning system. Other year-round benefits include higher indoor air quality, a reduced carbon footprint, and increased home value.
For greater indoor comfort, up to 50% lower energy costs year-round, and more, it pays to consider upgrades that will improve your home’s efficiency.
Air Sealing & Insulation for Greater Energy Savings
Air sealing and insulation are two of the most effective and affordable home upgrades you can make for greater energy efficiency and, in turn, lower energy bills.
Many homes in Maine have air leaks that allow valuable indoor heat to escape during the winter and hot outside air to enter in the summer. Air sealing eliminates these leaks to tighten up your home and keep heat where it belongs. Insulation, meanwhile, adds a thermal barrier around your living spaces to further control heat flow. Indoor temperatures stay more consistent, which means your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home comfortable. As a result, you’ll see greater energy savings and lower energy bills.
To find out exactly where your home needs air sealing and improved insulation, be sure to schedule an energy audit first. During the energy audit, an experienced professional will inspect your home and conduct diagnostic testing to locate inefficiencies in your home.
Reduce Your Energy Bills with Evergreen Home Performance
If you are tired of high energy bills, consult the home performance experts at Evergreen. From Rockland down to Portland, we help homeowners obtain lower energy bills with money-saving solutions like air sealing and insulation. We can even help you spread out the cost of your investment in energy efficiency with an Efficiency Maine loan. It all starts when you schedule a free consult with us.
How much will you save with smart home efficiency upgrades? Find out by contacting us or calling (207) 594-2244 to schedule a free consult!
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