I live in an section that experiences many separate seasons throughout the year, but the summers are warm as well as humid while the winters are extremely frigid as well as snowy; Fall as well as Spring are always frigid, windy as well as wet, then while I care about the Spring flowers, summer time sunshine, Autumn colors as well as Winter activities, the weather presents some challenges, and all of us switch from running the heating plan to starting up the a/c with little split in-between.
The cost of temperature control adds up to around half of the household energy expenses, but i’ve invested into an Energy Star rated oil furnace as well as a/c to help minimize utility bills.
I am conscientious about replacing air filters as well as scheduling professional repair for the heating as well as cooling systems to maximize efficiency as well as reliability. I’ve also taken proactive measures to reduce running costs, however new windows were a significant investment but upgrading to thermal pane, low E rated glass has helped to minimize energy losses. Windows are always the greatest waste of energy in most homes. I’ve also added thermal-lined curtains that I close on frigid days in the winter. Insulating the attic prevents the heated air from the oil furnace from migrating up as well as out! Creating a tightly sealed attic space works to minimize warm air moving into the living space during the summer. I take the time to check the condition of caulk around windows as well as weatherstripping on the exterior doors every year, then just recently, I bought a smart control unit. The control unit caters to my family’s schedule, working to reduce energy consumption when we’re sleeping or out of the house.