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    What Are the Best Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient?

    There are several ways you can make your home more energy efficient. Today I’ll go over just a few.

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    There are several things you can do in order to make your home more energy efficient.

    First of all, I highly recommend starting by having an energy audit conducted. You can do so by visiting www.APS.com.

    This does cost some money, $99 to be exact, but will overall be worth it in the amount you could save by making your home more energy efficient.

    There are several different kinds of recommendations you might receive following your energy audit.

    One thing that commonly needs improvement is a home’s ductwork. Air conditioning ducts can often leak. Knowing if and how much your ducts are leaking could make a big difference in your home’s energy efficiency.

     

    I recommend starting by having an energy audit conducted.

     

    Another thing to consider is the age of your home. If your home was built prior to the 1990’s, your windows and doors likely need to be replaced. Older windows and doors are simply not as efficient as those being developed today.

    Additionally, adding insulation can do a lot to help save energy. A lot of homes already have insulation, but it may be a good idea to check and see if your home could benefit from a higher grade of insulation.

    One common energy solution people tend to think about in terms of their home’s efficiency is the use of solar power. Solar power can be great, but it does come with some negatives. It may be efficient, but since the lease contract for solar power lasts several years, not every buyer will want to agree to solar energy.

    Finally, when you are adding a solar lease to your property, you must remember that it doesn’t necessarily add value. If you choose to use solar energy, the decision shouldn’t be based around resale value.

    If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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