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Energy prices keep rising…that is a fact of life unfortunately. The part that is frustrating most homeowners is while energy prices rise, the amount of energy they are throwing away (i.e. Leaking) is the same or getting worse. This creates a double whammy that left unchecked will become more painful each month.
There are a couple of things you can do to help eliminate this cash drain.
Fiberglass insulation is the standard baseline product used by builders during construction. It is relatively inexpensive and easy to install therefore an obvious favorite choice for the builders. An upgraded option that is rarely discussed or offered is spray foam insulation. This type of insulation is superior in that it completely fills cracks and crevices and doesn’t lose its effectiveness over time. The cost savings of switching can be impressive especially if you are planning on staying in your home for a longer period of time!
If you’re lucky enough to be served by Duke Energy, they are several up-front rebates for various upgrades. For example, with an attic Insulation upgrade you can get up to $500! HVAC installs can also get up to $500 rebate. If you are not with Duke Energy, check with your local provider. Many offer similar programs to help people switch to more efficient products.
Most HVAC lines run under the house at some point and when exposed to high heat or low temperatures, these lines lose a lot of their efficiency due to heat transfer. In addition, just like your attic is insulated at the top of your house, sealing and conditioning the air in your crawl space can help regulate the temperatures on the lower level of your house
In all cases, an energy assessment can help you identify if your insulation is adequate, catch any ductwork issues, identify air gaps and potential moisture issues. LiveGreen is proud to offer a FREE visual energy assessment to help you give peace of mind!
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