Here’s a little tip a friend turned me onto recently. Did you know that your local utility company (SCE+G) will come to your home and conduct a complimentary home energy audit?
A professionally trained member of the SCE&G Energy Team will walk through your home with you, visually inspecting windows and doors, caulking, weather stripping, insulation levels, appliances, water heaters, heating and cooling systems. This allows them to assess your home’s energy efficiency and usually takes about an hour. They look under your house and crawl around your attic and afterwards provide you with a check list of their recommendations. Once a year you can schedule their assessment and I heartily endorse their work.
The representative is always professional, friendly, and they even give you some energy efficient light bulbs! Think of it as the annual physical for your home and you will be amazed at what they discover. For more details on the program, click here: https://www.sceg.com/for-my-home/save-energy-money/home-energy-check-up