When it comes to the home-improvement industry, the ever-growing trend is energy-efficiency and how you can make your home more “green.” You can have an energy-efficient home by installing specific appliances or going through daily actions to reduce your carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment. Reducing the amount of energy you use in your can also save you money on your utility bills each month.” Whether you are building your home from the ground up or renovating it, you can make small changes to have an energy efficient home.
Check Your Insulation
Effective insulation keeps the heat in during the winter and out during the summer, so less energy is used to cool and heat your home. Before the summer and winter months, make sure to check your insulation to see if it is doing its job. You may need to replace your insulation with a more energy efficient material like fiberglass or foam. Proper insulation will reduce your energy bill and give you peace of mind.
Upgrade Your Windows
Old or leaky windows are a major cause of heat loss in your home which causes your utility bill to rise. It might be time to upgrade your window frames to a more energy efficient material, such as vinyl which is effective at reducing the transfer of heat. Multiple paned windows are also great at reducing the flow of heat out of your home. A new trend in energy efficiency is tinted windows which are great at keeping out unwanted heat and cold.
Replace Old Appliances
You may not want to put more money in another appliance for your home, but in some cases it will save you a lot more money in the long run. Old appliances such as refrigerators or heaters are just wasting energy, so it is time to upgrade them with new energy efficient versions.
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