Our very best smart, energy-saving tips for homeowners
Generally speaking, no homeowner likes pulling a bill out of their mailbox. When that bill happens to be a higher-than-expected utility bill, the frustration mounts. Cooling and heating is most likely the largest single use of electricity or natural gas in your home, and can cost you a large amount of money every month. But, you’re not powerless. By making strategic upgrades to your home, you can lower your bills and make your home more comfortable. In this article, we’ll review our best energy-saving tips and provide you with the blueprint to start saving.
Invest in your home’s energy-efficiency this year.
By making some improvements to your home, you can set yourself up for some serious savings in 2020. Take a look at our latest infographic for helpful ideas and advice.
You can start saving with just a few changes to your home
Add attic insulation
If your energy costs have been through the roof lately, you’re probably closer to the truth than you realize. For most homes, a good portion of their energy waste occurs when cooled or heated air rises through the attic and roof of the home. The air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace then has to work harder to maintain the indoor temperature of the home—especially when Albuquerque temps either rise or dip to the extremes. If your attic has insufficient insulation, you could be losing hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs. It’s just not worth it.
Our recommendation is that you work with our professionals to find out how much insulation is currently in your attic currently and whether or not adding more insulation could help you save money. Insulation almost always pays for itself in the long run, making this one of the most effective energy upgrades you can make in your home.
Have us install a programmable thermostat
You’ve probably seen one at the home of a neighbor, friend, or family member. Smart thermostats are all the rage right now, and for good reason. These programmable thermostat help homeowners save money by automating temperature changes based on work-life patterns. What that means is essentially this: you can set the thermostat to adjust the temperature when you typically leave for work and then adjust it back when you return. By removing the human element out of the equation, smart thermostats standardize energy use, reduce wear-and-tear on your HVAC systems, and help keep your home more comfortable.
At Wagner, our team of HVAC experts can help you install and optimize a new smart thermostat. Give us a call for more information about this service—it’s a great idea to pair together a new thermostat with your upcoming AC checkup this spring.
Upgrade to a new HVAC system
Home upgrades can only carry you so far. If you have an aging air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump, the system itself might be the source of your energy-efficiency woes. Should you find yourself in a situation where you’re dealing with rising energy bills, the first thing you need to do is have one of our technicians out to inspect and tune up the system. All cooling and heating systems need an annual checkup and rejuvenation, but older ones especially need one if you want to stretch your cooling and heating dollar as far as possible.
At that point, our technician will be able to best advise you on how you should proceed. If it’s time to upgrade to a new system, we offer free in-home estimates on new air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. These energy-efficient systems will provide your home with many years of comfort and energy savings.
Have Wagner help make your home more energy-efficient
As “Your Home’s Best Friend,” Wagner is here to help you save money throughout the calendar year. That commitment to your home ranges from our seasonal tune-ups and new system installation to our insulation and duct sealing services. The bottom-line is this: when you need HVAC and energy service here in Albuquerque, there’s only one name to call upon: Wagner.