Money-Saving Home Improvements through Energy EfficiencyPosted on
Increased energy costs are taking a toll on the nation, but also in homes. At Roscoe Brown, we sympathize with our fellow Murfreesboro, Tullahoma, McMinnville and Nashville Tennessee homeowners; which is why we’re committed to educating our clients on alternative ways of cutting costs.
The average American household spends $1,400 a year on energy bills, according to the Alliance to Save Energy. What many households don’t realize is that they are paying more than they need to, and by making a few basic home improvements, they can bring down the cost of their bills every month.
Some energy-efficient windows are designed for warmer climates with coatings that prevent heat absorption.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are many culprits for air leaks around the house that contribute to inflated heating and cooling bills. But applying weather stripping to windows and doors is an easy do-it-yourself project for most homeowners.
Appliances account for 20 percent of homeowners’ energy bills. When shopping for new appliances, heaters, or air conditioners, Roscoe Brown recommends consumers to look for the Energy Star logo – the federal government’s label for energy efficiency.
Plant a tree! By planting trees homeowners can create shade in the summer and windbreaks in the winter. Not only do they add aesthetic value, but carefully positioned trees can save up to 25 percent of the energy a typical household uses for cooling.
Whether residential or commercial, air conditioning and heating systems help keep people comfortable and healthy by maintaining good indoor air quality and comfortable temperatures.
A free consultation with any of our Roscoe Brown professional technicians can give you a better idea on which HVAC units would be the best fit for your Murfreesboro, Tullahoma or Nashville, Tennessee home or business. We offer savings, rebates and special promotions from our trusted HVAC manufacturers. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment call toll free 1-888-MY-ROSCOE (1-888-697-6726).