Owning a home can be an expensive venture, but it doesn’t have to completely break the bank! There are many ways that you can cut costs within your home! Cutting coupons, eating meals at home instead of going out to eat are some ways to save costs, but what about looking at heating and cooling costs?
There’s a little thing called a home energy evaluation that can save you big money – and allow you to keep your cable package at the same time.
Do you live in an area where you use AC in summer and heat in winter? Is your HVAC unit energy efficient? If not, you’re probably throwing money away. A professional inspection can conduct an in home inspection and tell you exactly what to do to save money on your heating and cooling.
They will look for the following that can cost you major money:
- air leaks and broken seals
- back drafts from bad ventilation
- insulation that needs to be replaced
- outdated HVAC systems
- energy wasted lighting options
- windows that are drafty and don’t hold in head or cold air
The professional conducting the home energy evaluation will help you determine the issue and give you a plan to make your home more efficient in the long run.
What You Can Do Now
While you wait for your inspection, there are a few things you can take care of right now. Put lamps on timers and unplug appliances that you are not using. Not only will these small changes save you money, but investing in the additional routine maintenance will also help your home in the long run by:
- increasing the resale value of your home
- getting rid of common cold or hot spots
- blocking allergens and removing excess moisture that can cause mold
- addressing larger issues that can potentially lead to burst pipes and structural damage.
Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
Heating and cooling units need to be cleaned just like any appliance in your house, but not as frequently. At times, it’s fine to spot clean on your own, but at least twice a year it is a good idea to call in the professionals at McMahon Services. We clean air ducts and HVAC units, and will make sure your home is all set for summer and winter – and that you are as energy efficient as possible! Contact us today to schedule an estimate for your home in our Chicago and surrounding IL service areas.