How to reduce the cooling cost for your Charleston home
Aside from historic sites and beautiful beaches, Charleston is known for notoriously sweltering summer weather. Many home buyers moving to the Charleston area are concerned about their summertime utility bill.
Here are a few ways to reduce the cooling cost for your Charleston home:
Have your HVAC system serviced regularly.
It's worth investing in a contractor to clean and inspect your HVAC system once or twice a year. Things like dirty coils, low refrigerant levels and air leaks in duct lines can all add up on your electric bill. If you aren’t sure who to call, ask about one of our trusted local partners, like Fogel Services.
Upgrade your water heater.
Tankless "on-demand" water heaters have become more popular in the past few years, especially if you have natural gas service to your home. Why heat a huge tank of water 24 hours a day when you can just heat it when you need it. There are also electric versions, but they don't offer quite as many savings as gas. If you are ready to make an upgrade, call us for a referral to a local specialist.
Insulate your attic.
Particularly if your ductwork runs through your attic, it can help to add spray foam insulation to your roof to keep the space cooler. This also has the added benefit of providing some cooler storage space for your important possessions.
Crack(s) is wack
Any place that air can leak from your home will add to your cooling bill. Check the weatherstripping around doors and windows, caulking on the exterior of your home, and even consider some foam outlet sealers. The best insulation in the world won't compensate for major air leaks!
Save money and improve the value of your home with these simple fixes! If you have more questions about these strategies or improving the value of your home, give us a call.
Remember, we buy houses, any condition!