Heating and air conditioning can take a chunk out of your budget. To help reduce expenses, you might become one of those persons who is very strict about thermostat use. You can keep your energy bills in check and still get the most from your HVAC system by identifying sources of energy loss around your home. The following are three simple DIY projects that can help you save energy year-round in your Tullahoma, Tennessee home.

Seal Air Leaks

Over time, windows and doors can develop cracks and gaps that cause drafts to enter or blow your heating dollars away. New windows and doors can also contribute to air leaks if there were problems with installation. Check around your home, and apply caulking or weatherstripping where necessary. Door stops can help to reduce heat transfer as well. You can find these inexpensive items at any home improvement store.

Install Window Film

Window film is also another inexpensive way to reduce heat transfer. This will prove valuable when the summer heat descends on our area. In the Tullahoma, Tennessee, we don’t experience temperatures as high as other cities around the country. However, window film is still an excellent way to block heat energy so that you reduce reliance on your AC.

Change Your Lighting

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average household dedicates about five percent of its energy budget to lighting. Light bulbs can also contribute to the heat energy in your home. Making the switch to energy-efficient or LED options can help to lower your utility bills. When summer arrives, making that change will also keep your home cooler so that you can give your cooling system a break.

Your team at Stroop’s Accurate Refrigeration is happy to provide information, products, and services that help you save energy from season to season. Our service technicians have the expertise to provide the right solutions for your home or business. Give us a call today at 931-241-4851. We look forward to serving you.

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