Your basement can be the dreaded place Junior is afraid to go alone, the place your teenager is dying to escape to, or, as is often the case, a mostly unused space that may be sucking the energy from your home and costing you a lot of money on your monthly energy bill. There are some easy ways to ensure you are not paying more than you have to each month while making the most of your home’s energy:

  1. Replace old light bulbs with LED lights. Don’t forget to turn them off when you leave, as lighting a room you’re not in can waste a lot of energy.
  2. Update old appliances. The old saying about things that are out of sight being out of mind is definitely true in a basement. The old fridge or deep freezer you have down there may be draining your energy and costing you a lot in energy savings. A newer model costs an initial investment, but will save you big time on your energy bill.
  3. Seal leaking ducts and make sure the ducts that deliver air to your basement are properly sized. If they are the wrong size or are leaking air, you are throwing money out the door every time your thermostat kicks on.
  4. Make sure any exits or windows are sealed so as not to let in outside air.
  5. Control the moisture levels in your basement by making sure there are no leaking pipes or old appliances causing moisture issues that can cause long term damage.

Contact the friendly experts at Wheeler Air for Chandler HVAC service  or for more helpful ways to ensure you are getting the most out of your energy bill.