Home Upgrades that Save Energy and Money All Year Long

The New Year is here and Wake Electric wants you to add saving energy and money to the top of this year’s resolutions. We’ve listed six high-impact improvements designed to work together to deliver significant energy and cost savings. These upgrades can also help you transition to a cleaner, healthier and more comfortable home. What’s more, you can choose the improvements that make the most sense for your home and implement them as equipment is replaced.

Smart Thermostat
For the average American household, almost half
the annual energy bill goes to heating and cooling
— more than $900 a year. While a smart thermostat
itself doesn’t use much energy, it is an important
upgrade because it controls equipment that uses a
lot of energy for heating and cooling. Being smart
about how you control your temperature settings will
help you save money and stay comfortable in your
Clean Heating and Cooling
Switching to an ENERGY STAR-certified electric
heat pump can help you save energy and money
during both hot and cold months. More efficient than
furnaces or boilers, heat pumps serve double duty
with heating and cooling, making this investment pay
off year-round.
Super-Efficient Water Heater
Your water heater is the second-highest energy
user in your home, using use about 20% of a
home’s energy. By switching to an ENERGY STARcertified,
high-efficiency water heater with heat pump
technology, you’ll use 70% less energy and save over
$300 every year.
Well-Insulated and Sealed Attic
Making sure your attic is well-sealed and properly
insulated is one of the most important things you can
do to reduce the air leaks that contribute to energy
waste and make your home less comfortable. By
properly sealing and insulating your attic, you can
improve the comfort of your home while saving up to
10% on your annual energy bills.
High-Performing Windows
Replacing old, drafty windows with ENERGY STARcertified
windows lowers household energy bills by
an average of 12%.
Be Electric-Ready
Electric ready means getting the wiring in your
house ready for the new demands that come from
electric heat pumps, water heating, cooking and EV
chargers. Contact Wake Electric to ensure your home
is wired and ready for additional electric appliances,
including an EV charger.