One of the most important trends in home building and remodeling is breaking the barriers on energy efficiency. Home owners are asking these questions: how can we save on water bills? how do we save more electricity? and how can we save money on the cost of running a home? Here are 5 ways that you can significantly save on the cost of energy.
Energy Efficient Appliances: When replacing older models, look for the ENERGY STAR sticker because the new models can significantly reduce your electricity use and bills. Not only will it save you money but these appliances help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants at the source.
Water Heating: A water heater ranks up around 18% of a home energy use according to energy.gov. We can reduce our energy bills significantly by choosing energy efficient water heaters for home and pool. Need helping choosing a water heater? Click here.
Proper Insulation: To save energy and money, weatherizing your home is the right step to take. Consider air sealing, updated insulation, moisture control systems, and proper ventilation. Having these working together properly in your home will bring you superior comfort, warmth and cooling when the seasons change rapidly.
Windows & Doors: Energy efficient windows and doors are key to reducing energy bills and add superior comfort to your home in extreme temperatures. This tip quoted from energy.gov – “The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) operates a voluntary program that tests, certifies, and labels windows, doors, and skylights based on their energy performance ratings. The NFRC label provides a reliable way to determine a window’s energy properties and to compare products.” So when considering replacing your old windows and doors make sure you look up the NFRC.
Home Cooling and Heating: This energy usage account for almost half of a home’s entire energy use! There is a great variety of technologies available for heating and cooling your home. Some of these systems also include smart phone thermostat controllers and intuitive technology that provides every unique home energy savings. (Which means more money in your pocket!)
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