Combat Raising Energy Costs With Green Energy of San Antonio
With the increasing energy costs in San Antonio, many homeowners are looking to reduce their energy costs wherever possible. In San Antonio, CPS Energy customers are paying 20% more than they did last year during the same period. Analysts think that by 2023, energy costs could be upwards of 50% higher than what we customers were paying in 2021.
But why are energy costs increasing? Ultimately, the increased energy costs that retail customers are seeing are a result of the increased cost of natural gas, paired with inflation plaguing much of the country as well.
Due to these increased energy costs, economically conscious homeowners are looking for ways to reduce how much they are paying on their energy bills. There are several home improvement projects you can undergo to reduce energy costs, including window replacement and radiant barrier attic insulation.
At Green Energy, we’ve been recommending new energy-efficient windows and radiant barriers in San Antonio as a way to reduce energy costs. In this post from the Green Energy of San Antonio blog, we’ll discuss how Green Energy is helping homeowners reduce their energy costs through window replacement and radiant barrier insulation.
Reducing Energy Costs With Window Replacement
Window replacement is an effective way to reduce your energy costs by up to 30% each year, especially if you’re replacing standard, single-pane windows. One of the most noticeable ways that window replacement can reduce energy costs is by making it easier for an HVAC system to reach the desired temperature set on the thermostat. Dated, single-pane windows are prone to seepage through the seals, resulting in the air from the outside making it in and making it generally hotter or colder in your home.
Green Energy of San Antonio offers window replacement in San Antonio and the surrounding areas to help homeowners reduce their energy costs.
Reducing Energy Costs With Radiant Barrier Insulation
Radiant barrier attic insulation is another way Green Energy of San Antonio has been helping area homeowners reduce their energy costs in the face of inflation and rising natural gas prices. Many homeowners are surprised to learn exactly how much hotter their home is due to insufficient attic insulation.
It’s fairly typical for an uninsulated home to be 5 to 20 degrees hotter than a properly insulated home. Furthermore, according to the Department of Energy, a properly insulated attic can lower energy costs by up to 20% when compared to an attic without insulation.
Additionally, homeowners with standard blown-in insulation, are surprised to learn the differences between how standard attic insulation works compared to radiant barrier insulation.
What’s The Difference Between Blown-In Insulation And Radiant Barriers?
There are several differences between blown-in insulation and radiant barrier insulation. Paramount among these differences is what the insulation does with the heat that is trying to make its way into your home.
Blown-in insulation absorbs the heat, resulting in heat being trapped in your attic with nowhere to go. While this is better than heating blasting through your attic and into your home, it still has a trickle-down effect where your attic is hot, resulting in a hotter home.
Radiant barrier on the other hand reflects the heat before it even makes its way into your attic. By reflecting the heat, your attic will be much cooler than without a radiant barrier, resulting in an overall cooler home.
Green Energy proudly provides blown-in and radiant barriers in San Antonio and the surrounding area.
Want To Reduce Your Energy Costs in San Antonio? Green Energy Is Here For You!
At Green Energy of San Antonio, we’ve helped countless homeowners reduce their energy costs in the San Antonio area. With expert window replacement, radiant barrier, and attic insulation services, we can ensure that your home Is not seeing higher energy costs simply due to the heat of the sun. To learn more or to schedule a free estimate, contact us today online or over the phone.