The summer heat has turned into cold winter days, and perhaps you are thinking that with no air conditioner running constantly, your electricity bills will be a few dollars cheaper. But it is not simply because people use more electricity during the winter. After all, they want to stay warm. They turn on their electric blankets and heaters and take plenty of hot showers. However, those are most likely not the only reasons for the bill increase. Here are things to look out for if your electricity bill is increasing this winter.
Your windows may not be as shut as you think they are. This will cost you big time. Insufficient insulation may be the single largest culprit behind your increasing energy bills. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) go through a lot to keep your home at your desired temperature, especially during cold weather months. If your home is not properly insulated, warm or cool air will escape. To fight air leaks, use spray foam to cover them. Not only is it a cost-effective solution, but homeowners can expect to save a few dollars on their electricity bills.
Ducts and HVAC system
If you haven’t had your HVAC system and ducts properly maintained and cleaned in a while, it is most likely costing you money. During the winter season, this is a system you need to run as effectively as possible if you want an energy-efficient home. Adding foam insulation throughout your home provides the air seal you require, but if your HVAC system is not maintained and tuned up, you end up paying for it. A more efficient AC unit and furnace coupled with foam insulation mean more money saved.
If you are noticing an increase in allergies, this may be an indicator of more openings that lead outside. This causes bugs to take up residence in your home, especially during the winter season. Using spray foam will help to keep these bugs and other irritants from entering your building. Openings can cause allergies which cause an allergic reaction. This is a problem that can be easily avoided by finding these openings and sealing them off with spray foam.
Mold can grow without anybody noticing. And in no time, it infests your home, which can lead to expensive repairs. To avoid mold infesting your place, inspect it often. To escape the growth of mold, applying spray foam under the roof can help by providing proper insulation. Spray foam under your roof will help avoid the chances of leakage, particularly when it is raining. Homes not insulated properly run the risk of constant leaks and mold growth. Spray foam protects the woodwork in your home, which will save you a lot of money on repairs when you choose to use spray foam.
Inefficient Thermostat Use
How you use your thermostat can lower or increase your electric bills. Most people adjust their thermostats based on how cool or warm they want them to be. Is it cold outside today? Bump the thermostat up. Instead of adjusting it based on what you want, think about what your home needs. Use a programmable thermostat to assist you with automating those needs. For instance, when no one is home, you can program the heater to dial back. This saves you a lot of money on energy bills.
About Sizemore Spray Foam
If your energy bills are skyrocketing this winter, you might have an insulation problem. Make sure you do not ignore the problem, as a delayed response can lead to worse damage and higher bills. Choose Sizemore Spray Foam to install spray foam insulation. Our team of professionals is trained to apply spray foam to different homes, commercial buildings, and other structures. For more information, get in touch with Sizemore Spray Foam today.