Winters in California may not be as bad as in other places, but this doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to boost your overall home performance. If anything, the mild winters can often leave homeowners with huge energy drains in their homes without them even noticing it. Luckily, there are ways to make sure your heating and cooling is optimized for the season. Here are a few tips from our experts at California Energy Consultant Service on how to make your home more energy-efficient for the winter.
The majority of heat losses isn’t actually caused by one glaring hole in an energy efficiency plan. In most cases, it’s the small, often overlooked, things that cause you to pay more for your energy. Over time, the effects of small problems like drafty doors and windows add up, resulting in a gradual increase in your utility bills. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as keeping your doors closed, or using heavy curtains or drapes to reduce heat loss from your windows.
Hire a Professional
It can be challenging to draft an energy efficiency plan if you don’t know what’s really causing your losses. This is why it’s helpful to hire a professional for a complete energy assessment of your property to determine the areas that require the most attention. An energy professional can also provide you with solutions on how to address these problems properly and fully.
Do Regular Maintenance
Before winter starts, contact your local HVAC technicians to inspect and tune up your heating system. Often, energy losses can be traced back to HVAC systems that are not performing as efficiently as possible. A well-maintained system can save you a lot of money and headaches in the long run.
Upgrade Your Windows
Contact your local window replacement contractor as well and replace your old windows with more energy-efficient models. Newer windows designed to hold in heat can save you as much as 30% on your energy bills annually.
At California Energy Consultant Service, we can help you make your home more energy efficient this winter. Give us a call at (916) 852-8132 for Rancho Cordova residents or (916) 281-0548 for Sacramento residents. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an energy consultation today. We serve homeowners in Sacramento, Rancho Cordova and other nearby areas in CA.