5 Ways to Avoid Rising Energy Costs in Your Home

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Are your Eastern Shore fuel and utility bills getting too high? Home improvement upgrades are a great way to lower monthly energy costs for years and years to come.


1. Insulation

Insulation slows the transfer of heat in and out of your home, allowing your home’s heating and cooling systems to run less frequently.

Common places to insulate in a home include the attic, exterior walls, and basement.

2. Air Sealing

Sealing up holes and gaps in your home’s exterior reduces energy waste, working hand in hand with insulation to lower your monthly energy bills.

You can save an average of 15% on your annual heating and cooling costs by adding insulation and air sealing.*

3. Crawl Space Encapsulation

Not only is your crawl space often a source of mold growth and unhealthy indoor air, but poor insulation and air leaks can send energy costs skyrocketing.

Encapsulating a crawl space is a comprehensive process that includes insulation and air sealing as well as vapor barrier and dehumidifier installation.

4. Duct Sealing

The average house loses 20-30% of the air moving through a central duct system due to leaks, gaps, and poor connections.*

Properly sealing and insulating your ductwork can also help improve indoor air quality.

5. Energy-Efficiency Rebates

Upgrading your home now to save money moving forward doesn’t have to empty your wallet! You can save up to $7,500 on the above services through rebate programs like Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.

Total Home Performance is one of the only Maryland contractors that can help you qualify for rebates on services like crawl space encapsulation. 

*Source: EPA

Fight back against increasing heating and cooling bills. Call (410) 822-1390 or contact us today to schedule a home energy audit.

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