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How to Increase your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Best Attic Cleaning

Energy-efficiency-bay-areaHome energy costs are on the rise and many consumers are actively searching for a way that they can reduce their monthly bill. With more than 50% of the average household’s energy consumption related to their heating/cooling, finding ways to cut costs has never been more important.

The energy efficiency of a home depends on a number of factors. Newer homes tend to be better at energy management than older ones and standard buildings typically retain energy slightly better than those participating in Green Building programs. Unfortunately, in either case a surprising proportion of homes do not have enough insulation or have gaps in their coverage—especially in the crawl space, attic, and upper levels of the home. If this is the case for you, the professionals at Best Attic Cleaning are ready to evaluate your home’s current energy retention and make improvements to increase your overall energy efficiency.

You may also have insufficient insulation surrounding your HVAC duct system, or holes, gaps, and leaks that allow hot and cold air to escape before reaching the correct rooms. This forces your system to work harder and longer, taking up more energy, to get your home to the same temperature. You may also have rooms that end up too cold even with the system working at full blast and taking more power and fuel than you would prefer.

The energy costs you may save through these home improvements will vary. No two homes are completely alike and each home has different levels of insulation, in different overall conditions. That said, the EPA estimates that the average home owner can save 20% of their annual heating and cooling costs simply by having their homes properly sealed and insulated.

Call the experts at Best Attic Cleaning at (510) 214-5467 or email info@bestatticcleaning.com to have your attic inspected. Our experts will look for any signs of mold or water damage—problems will need to be addressed before laying any additional insulation—and also check the density of your existing insulation material. In case of rodent or insect infestation, your attic insulation will need to be hygienically removed and disposed of as well, and there may be instances where furnace or duct repairs may be necessary for true energy gains.

Saving energy isn’t just a good idea, it can save you real cash every year when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Call the experts at Best Attic Cleaning and let us help you improve your home or property’s energy situation for the future.