The statistics released by the Department of Energy show that Ohio has weatherized 41,329 homes this year with help from the Weatherization Assistance Program. According to the Department of Energy these improvements will lead to about $400 a year in energy savings for home owners all over Ohio.
Ways to Weatherize
Weatherization can be defined in any number of ways. Simple improvements like adding weather stripping and insulation and caulking cracks around windows are considered weatherization. Medium to larger sized projects like replacing old windows with newer, higher efficiency windows is weatherization as well. Even major renovations like upgrading to new, more efficient heating and air conditioning equipment can fall under the umbrella of weatherization.
If you have been making some of these smaller improvements on your own you may want to schedule a performance check with a Lorain County heating and air conditioning contractor. Increasing insulation and replacing windows and doors is a great way to start using less energy but calling in an expert to evaluate your HVAC system can make an even bigger difference. This performance check includes cleaning all working parts of the system and checking all safety features. Fan performance, another energy user that may need some tweaking, is also evaluated during your HVAC performance check.
If your heater and air conditioner are performing well you may want to install a newer, more reliable thermostat. Our experienced HVAC contractors have programmable thermostats that have been shown to keep families in the area comfortable all year round while keeping expenses to a minimum.
Schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians so you can find out how to maximize savings on your utility bill all year long.
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