Thursday, September 26, 2013
There are two types of people in this world: researchers and “just give me the answer” people. More often than not, I tend to fall in the latter category. If it is a topic that does not interest me, I would rather someone just told me the answer. For example, when shopping for a product like a blender, I understand that there are many different types, but I don’t want to spend hours researching them all. I would rather someone just tell me which one is the best. For those of you who are also like this, this blog is for you.
When it comes to maximizing the efficiency of your home thinking about what needs to be done can be overwhelming, especially if you have no idea where to start. Here is your answer. I stumbled across an informational piece from Energy Star that gives an overview of what needs to be done to your home in order to keep it in tip top shape. The article is targeted for Energy Star certified homes but the information can be applicable to all homes. Here is a brief summary:
What to do Right Away after Moving In:
These are especially important if you are just moving in, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t make these improvements if you have been living in your home for years!
What to do Every Year:
Mark these on your calendar, whether it’s on your iPhone or hanging on your wall, these should be done on an annual basis!
What to do Every 3 Months:
If you are interested in learning more, please check out the entire Energy Star article, “Energy Star Certified Homes Maintenance Guide and Tips to Ensure Top Performance.” For all you “researchers” out there, I hope this blog with the answers didn’t ruin your fun too much. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about A.B. May's Home Energy Evaluations, furnace/air conditioner inspections or programmable thermostats, please contact us at 913-370-4898!