How To Make An Old Home More Energy Efficient

February 16, 2021

If you have an old home, there are several things you can do to make it energy efficient. You’ll save money on your energy bills, improve your home’s comfort and reduce your carbon footprint.

Energy Audit

The first thing to do is get an energy audit. Some utilities offer them for free, but paying for one is still well worth it. HVAC companies usually offer a thorough energy audit, while free assessments aren’t as comprehensive. The auditor will thoroughly inspect your home and identify areas where energy efficiency can be improved.

Air Seal

You can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home by reducing air infiltration. This means sealing gaps and cracks such as in windows, doors, attic floors and foundations. Other areas to seal include cable TV entrances, electrical outlets, under the garage door and outdoor water faucets.

HVAC System Upgrade

Unless your HVAC system is less than 5 years old, you can buy a new one that is much more energy-efficient. If you have one 15-20 years old, replacing it can quickly pay for itself in reduced energy bills.

Morris Heating & Cooling of Marion, NC, installs HVAC systems. We’re proud to have been a Rheem Pro Dealer since 2015, and our skilled technicians can service all makes and models.

Programmable or Smart Thermostat

If your old home still has a manual thermostat, buying a programmable or smart thermostat is a smart choice. With a programmable thermostat, you can set a schedule for when to heat and cool your home. Smart thermostats know when you’re home and away and adjust the temperature accordingly. Both will save you a lot of money over using a manual thermostat and quickly pay for themselves.

Morris Heating & Cooling also repairs and tunes-up HVAC systems. Our products include air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and ductless mini-splits. We can also improve your home’s indoor air quality and we provide emergency services. Please call today to schedule an appointment.