When it comes to saving money on heating and cooling costs, there are a few things you can do that will benefit you more than insulating your home properly. The EPA estimates that the average family could save about 15% of their heating and cooling costs by insulating their homes. A family that usually has an energy cost of $100 might expect to see a bill of $85 with proper insulation, and this would return a savings of $180 a year for the foreseeable future.
Most of a home's heat is lost through the roof. If your home has an attic, adding some insulation could help you avoid some of this heat loss. There's no need to heat your neighborhood, and even simple fiberglass insulation provides a great bang for your buck by cutting down on the usage of your HVAC system.
Your water heater is an appliance that's intended to improve your comfort. It can also help sterilize your dirty dishes. However, a lack of insulation can cause much of the heat generated by your water heater to escape. This can increase your energy costs so it's a good idea to insulate your water heater properly.
Your hot water supply lines run from your heater to your tap, your dishwasher and your washing machine. Properly insulating these lines can help your water from getting cold before it hits its intended destination. This is another great option for saving on your energy costs.
If you're looking to save on your heating and cooling costs, be sure to check with Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air. We'll come up with appropriate solutions that can help you improve your home's energy efficiency.