It seems like the price of EVERYTHING keeps going up with no end in sight. (Have you bought a tank of gas or gallon of milk lately?) Winter home heating bills are no exception. Tips to help winterize your home or business, like stopping door drafts, changing furnace filters and reversing the direction of your ceiling fans, can certainly help make a dent in hefty heating bills. But if you’re serious about saving as much as 30% on your utility costs, it’s time to schedule a no-obligation energy efficiency assessment.
Step 1: Perform and Energy Assessment
A residential energy assessment can uncover a wealth of cost-saving opportunities without costing you a thing. Our trained experts will come into your home to conduct a series of health and safety checks and evaluate your energy usage, system efficiencies, overall comfort levels, air sealing and insulation. Your no-obligation assessment includes a detailed report that provides recommendations on how you can save both energy and money.
Step 2: Cost-Justified Upgrades
If you decide to move forward with some or all of the recommendations from your assessment, most upgrades pay for themselves quickly. It could be as simple as weatherizing your home with improved insulation and air sealing. But even the most advanced equipment—like a programmable thermostat you can access and control through a Wi-Fi connection—can be well within your reach through a combination of rebates, incentives and future savings.
Step 3: A Comfortable, Efficient Home
After Broadley’s professional assessment of your home and installation of your selected upgrades, the only step left is to enjoy your comfy, cozy home and the tremendous energy savings month after month.
If you’re ready to get serious about saving money and energy while making your home more comfortable this winter, you’ll find us right here at Broadleys.net.
10 Ways To Winterize Your Home
1. Contact Broadley’s at 609-390-3907 for a free energy efficiency assessment of your home
2. Caulk or weather-strip windows and doors to prevent heat loss.
3. Install a programmable thermostat to automatically lower the temperature at night and at times when you are away from home. The new smart Wi-Fi thermostats enable you to change the temperature in your home from anywhere.
4. Seal air leaks, especially from heated space to the attic, and from outside to the basement.
5. Thoroughly insulate your attic, walls, basement and crawl space.
6. Install storm windows and doors to help keep out drafts.
7. Pull chairs and beds away from exterior walls, which can be chilly in the winter.
8. Make sure warm-air registers are not blocked by furniture or drapes
9. Lower the thermostat on your water heater to save on costs and avoid scalding.
10. Open your curtains or raise your window shades during the day to allow sunlight to warm your home.