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.
Simple and Effective Air Sealing
Effective air sealing blocks uncontrolled air flow entering your home that can undermine even the most high-performance insulation systems. This leaves you with a quieter and more comfortable home that wastes less energy.
Duct sealing allows your home’s heating and cooling system to perform to its highest standard, with conditioned air flowing optimally to each room. This means less wasted energy and enhanced comfort throughout the house.
Window and Door Replacement
Professionally installed energy-efficient windows and doors offer energy savings as well as protection from water and drafts.
Ductless Heat Pumps
High-efficiency ductless heat pumps, also known as ductless mini-splits, use up to 50% less energy than typical methods of electric resistance heating like furnaces and baseboard and wall heaters. They also provide cooling, meaning a single system can deliver year-round comfort for your home.
High-Efficiency 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 the water in the tank. This uses as little as one-third of the energy consumed by standard electric water heaters, while delivering the same supply of reliable hot water.
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.