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Building and maintaining an energy-efficient home

If you live in Omaha, it's important to make sure that your home is as energy-efficient as possible. Winters in Omaha are cold, and summers can be extremely hot. Therefore, if you're building a home, it's best to make your house as energy-efficient as possible, which could also help with maintenance like an HVAC service. Not only can it help the planet by not running up your electricity bill or increasing your carbon footprint, but building an energy-efficient home can save you money. Though you may be spending a bit more initially on the systems, in the long run, it will save you money on gas electricity. 

How do you build an energy-efficient home in the Omaha area?

The winters in Omaha tend to be cold compared to many other regions of the country. Therefore, it's important to make sure that you insulate your house as effectively as possible, which will help to keep the heat that's generated inside of your home. Not only that, but it can help to prevent cold air from getting in.

Another way for you to keep your home nice and warm without burning a hole in your pocket is by investing in some types of window coverings. Using thick or insulated shades or window quilts is a great way to keep the cold air from coming in through your window, especially if they aren’t sealed very well. Be sure to find coverings that are easy to remove during the day, so that you can still let light into your home. These can be extra beneficial at night when you won’t want your windows open and the temperatures drop. This can help you from having to have HVAC service, since you will hopefully be running it less.

Luckily, Omaha's winters tend to be fairly sunny, which means that you can benefit from solar heating. The rays of the sun can warm your Omaha home during the day if it's out, which means that it's a good idea to open the blinds to let in the sunlight on clear days. However, you can trap the heat in your home by closing the blinds at night or on cloudy days. In addition, energy-efficient window attachments can reduce the amount of energy that your home loses.

In addition, you can save money by choosing an energy-efficient and cost-efficient heating system. Overall, gas heating tends to be quite economical and energy-efficient. However, electric heat tends to be pricey, and oil or kerosene heat will be somewhere between the two.

We can help you maintain an energy-efficient home!

Not only can Service One give you tips on how to make your home energy efficient, but we can also help you to maintain the energy efficiency of your home. There are many ways that we can do this, but some of the most important ones are maintaining your HVAC service system, inspecting boilers and checking the furnace vent.

We can also give you energy-saving tips that can save you quite a lot of money! So, give us a call today if you're looking for advice on how to build an energy-efficient home or improve the energy-efficiency of your house! We can’t wait to help you improve all of your systems and services!

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