5 Signs Your Home Could be More Energy Efficient

Is your home energy efficient? Energy efficiency in your home will help increase value, make your home more comfortable, and reduce consumption costs. Here are 5 signs your home may need an energy efficiency makeover:

1. High Energy Bills: Install energy efficient doors, windows, and appliances (especially heating and cooling equipment).

2. Mold, Mildew and Odors: This can cause wood rot, peeling paint and eventually structural damage and health problems. Check your humidity – along with your heating and cooling equipment, make sure that everything is the appropriate size and correctly installed.

3. Dust: Increased dust means it’s time to change your air filter and check your ductwork.

4. Moisture on Windows: Leaky windows can lead to condensation build up, frost and pools of water. Check windows and replace if needed to prevent excessive heating/cooling costs.

5. Hot or Cold Rooms: Heating or cooling inconsistencies in your home could be the result of inadequate insulation, air leakage, faulty ducts, and/or an improperly installed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Check of each of these to ensure that you are spending unnecessarily on energy bills.