5 Steps To Making Your Home Energy Efficient

  • 5 steps to make your home energy efficient5 Steps To Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Insulation

Updating and increasing the insulation of your home will in reaction increase the efficiency of your home heating system. Making sure your exterior gaps under doors and around windows are seals will also contribute to concealing the heat. A cool draft from outside will allow heat to escape and drive up heating needs and bills!

Windows

Upgrading your home’s windows will also contribute your home’s efficiency of heat storage. Thin, unsealed windows will allow cold air to leak into your home. Switching to multiple pane and Low-E windows will ensure your heat is trapped where it should be – inside!

Top of the Line Appliances

Splurging on new appliances will also increase the efficiency of your energy usage. Choosing Energy Star Certified appliances will ensure your machines are running with maximum productivity and minimum energy usage. The investment in top of line appliances will balance your energy waste and bills of outdated fixtures.

Low flow fixtures

Wasting water is just as important as energy. Outdated fluid fixtures allow for an extreme misuse of water volumes. Low flow toilets, taps and showers ensure that you are only using the essential use of water. This is reaction, ensures that you dramatically reduce your water wastage.

Incandescent to fluorescent

Did you know fluorescent light bulbs last 8-12 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Opting for Incandescent lighting allowing you to not only maximize your energy efficiency but also your budget and physical waste.

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