Ways to Boost Comfort and Efficiency at Home
Find an energy-efficient home upgrade that works with your home and matches your budget.
There are many ways to make your home more comfortable while reducing both your energy use and your utility bill. These guides will give you a clear understanding of the energy-efficient home upgrades you can achieve with help from a local contractor from the Comfort Ready Home network and incentives from your local utility.
Significant air leakage can weaken even the most high-performance insulation. Effective air sealing stops uncontrolled air from entering and escaping your home, leaving you with a quieter, healthier, and more comfortable home that wastes less energy.
Duct sealing allows your home’s heating and cooling system to perform to its highest standard by optimally delivering conditioned air to each room. This means less wasted energy and enhanced comfort throughout your house.
The largest contributor to high energy bills in the winter and summer months is the unwanted movement of heat into and out of your home. Properly insulating your attic, walls and floors is a solution for making your home more comfortable and energy efficient while reducing your utility bills.
Heat pumps are an efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home. Depending on your home type, budget, and needs, a ducted air source heat pump or ductless heat pump might work best for you.
On average, heating and cooling systems account for more than half of the total energy usage in a home. Upgrading to a Smart Thermostats can reduce electric use by 6-12%, compared to a standard thermostat, and offers features such as scheduling and control from a remote location.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Heat pump water heaters, also known as hybrid water heaters, use heat pump technology to transfer heat from the surrounding air to heat the water in the tank. These water heaters use as little as one-third of the energy consumed by standard electric water heaters while delivering the same supply of reliable hot water.
Window and Door Replacement
Professionally installed energy-efficient windows and doors offer energy savings as well as protection from water intrusion, drafts, and summer solar heat gain.
Air Filtration & Ventilation
All homes have a level of natural ventilation, which can lead to high concentrations of pollutants. Mechanically controlled ventilation systems help keep your indoor air healthy by supplying fresh air to the home while filtering and removing contaminants.
Savings start with your utility.
Your local utility may offer incentives for home energy-efficiency upgrades, so you can start saving energy and reducing your utility bills right away.