The largest generation of people is now millennials and with them comes a revolution in eco-friendliness. This is so important to this new generation that some have dubbed them the Green Generation, which only seems fitting.
The only hiccup here is blending this generation’s love for the planet with the need to stay warm during the winter. American Power & Gas has been on the forefront of this tidal wave, making sure millennials have reasonable and affordable solutions for their heating needs.
Warmth should be Done Correctly
Using a heater in your home can use up a lot of energy, especially because the heat has to be blown out of the system to keep your home cozy. Some may be tempted to just deal with the cold by using a few blankets, but this does not help either since you are unnecessarily putting water pipes in danger of freezing. This could turn into a plumbing disaster that will cost more than anyone would like to pay.
Others may consider space heaters, but it takes a lot of energy to turn electricity into heat. Those attempting to keep large rooms warm with these devices could end up using more energy than a regular heater would have used.
Tom Cummins, American Power & Gas’ CEO, says to “get an Energy Audit…a service that allows you to detect where you may need to upgrade appliances or doorways, for the insulating purpose.” The point of this type of audit is to reduce energy use and to point out weaknesses that might be causing heat to escape your home sooner than it has to.
Making sure your home is properly insulated helps keep heat in, but that is not the only issue worth addressing. There are a number of issues often overlooked that could be making it harder for your heating system to keep your home warm, such as windows that are not sealed properly. You can also consider upgrading your windows to double-pane windows to add a little more insulation.
An energy audit specialist will likely inspect your home for hairline cracks or other similar imperfections that are overlooked at times. These imperfections let out treated air and also allow cold chills to creep into your home, defeating your heater’s purpose. All cracks need to be dealt with, not only to make you naturally warmer but also to keep insects out, which is good news for anyone.
Now, all you have to do is make sure you tell your kids to keep all doors and windows closed, though that might be hard to accomplish.
Finding Solutions beyond the Practical
Energy audits help keeps your home warmer during the winter, but the furnace itself needs to be addressed.
There a number of energy-efficient models being produced nowadays and it is important to upgrade. Not only do these types of furnaces come with upgraded features like a smart thermostat that can be controlled using a smart device, but they reduce the amount of energy used to keep a house warm.
These upgraded heating devices come with low-emission capabilities, making them pretty friendly to the environment. Parents can feel good that they are teaching their children just how important the environment is for them by investing a significant amount of money to have a smaller impact on the earth.
Keep in mind that these upgrades are only going to help keep energy bills down, so you will likely save money in the long run. Those lucky enough to do business with American Power & Gas will likely save even more compare to other energy companies. Hopefully, some of this information makes it easy for millennials to make the switch seamlessly, but be sure to make these changes before the winter hits.
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