Heating & cooling costs are not just based on your homes furnace & heating/cooling systems. There are many other things in a home that also contribute to heating & cooling costs and energy efficiency. Older and insufficient insulation in the walls, attics & rim joists, worn out or missing weather stripping around the attic hatch, doors and windows can lead to significant heat loss, resulting in longer and more frequent furnace run times while trying to keep up with home heating & cooling settings. It’s estimated that up to 40% of a home’s heating energy and 87% of heat gain during summer months can leak out through windows, doors and attics.
One of the most practical and cost-effective ways to make your home more energy efficient is by sealing up drafty windows and doors and to ensure walls and attics are well insulated.
If your home has older windows and doors, it might be more cost-effective to replace them rather than try and improve their energy efficiency. New low-e, Energy Star triple pane windows and steel or fiberglass doors will eventually pay for themselves by reducing your monthly heating & cooling bills.
The Alberta government is currently offering rebates on insulation and window upgrades, so there has not been a better time to start saving!
Call Ecosmart Calgary today for your free in home evaluation.
Ecosmart Calgary supply & install:
“We’ll work with you to plan your renovations, tell you how much you’ll receive back in rebates, and even submit the paperwork. Energy Efficiency Alberta will mail the cheque directly to you!”