Striving for Efficiency

Many people are reassessing their energy consumption and targeting sources of inefficiency like never before.  Luckily energy efficiency is closer and cheaper than you think.

Where to look first

ac-repairThe 1st place to look should be your heating and cooling setup.  Your energy bills will spell out clearly the amount of money you’re spending regularly, which you can then compare month to month and year to year.  There are many products on the market that can help you efficiently heat and cool your home.

Your best option is to consult a heating & cooling company, which can send a qualified technician to your home to perform a thorough inspection and make the best recommendation for your situation.  They’ll have to assess the size of your home, the condition of its windows and doors, the number of occupants, the climate of your area and much more.

Fireplace Maintenance at Appleby SystemsAfterward they’ll educate you on the many options available, whether to install a brand new HVAC system or fireplace, or whether your current system is just in need of some repairs.  They should also give you an idea of a new system’s long-term implications – how quickly the investment pays for itself, what kind of maintenance you can expect to encounter, how it will appeal to prospective home buyers.

You can also hire an inspector to perform and energy audit on your home.  This will give you a better idea of weak areas; for example an improperly insulated attic or basement.  This will also entitled you to home renovation rebates offered through Union Gas.

For more tips on increasing your home’s energy efficiency, speak with the heating & cooling experts at Appleby Systems. 

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