Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Efficient

Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Efficient

Energy Efficient homesThere are a lot of ways to make your home more efficient but it also depends on your budget. From expensive to cheap fixes, here are some simple ways to make your home more energy efficient.

#1. Replace windows. Of course, this is the most expensive way to make your home more energy efficient but it is one of the best. You can do it window by window or find windows that need replacing that may have lost their seal and replace them step-by-step. A cheaper version of this is to weatherize all of your windows. You can get a low-emissivity coating on windows.

#2. Check for any leakage. Check your home's thermal envelope if you have any energy waste. Infiltration makes heating and cooling systems work harder, which can cost you more money. Check noticeable leaks around windows, doors, pennies baseboards and around flues and chimneys and see off as much is possible.

#3. Increase insulation. Most homes only have the minimum required insulation and older homes may have even less. It may be time to increase insulation especially in attics if possible.

#4. Use of programmable thermostat. Companies like NEST and other programmable thermostats are an excellent way to maintain the energy in your home. You can even check some of these remotely so that you can warm up or cool down the house before you get home.

#5. Talk to your utility department. Often times, utility departments will offer discounts for certain energy-efficient appliances for usage.


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