6 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

6 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

6 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

There are many ways you can make your home more energy efficient. We’ve talked all about them below. Let’s get to it.

Compost

What’s great about composting is that it doesn’t take a lot of effort or money. You would only need a large container. You would be able to get rid of most of the organic waste in your house.

The fertilizer you produce can be used to grow your own plants and fruit.

Solar Panels

Solar panels can be expensive. However, you would be able to make your energy. This would help you save, as you wouldn’t have to rely on the local power grid.

Governments offer grants to purchase solar panels. You won’t have to pay the cash back. To get approved for the grant, you would need to meet a lot of requirements.

Also, banks may be offering special green loans to purchase the panels. The interest rate you would have to pay would be much lower when compared to an ordinary loan.

Storm Door

Storm doors are placed over the entrance to your home. They can limit energy loss by up to 50%. What’s great is that they can last up to 25- 50 years. Storm doors aren’t expensive either. You will only have to spend a max of $100 on them.

Storm doors prevent energy from escaping, as they have a protective coat and a very low-emissive glass.

Insulation

A big-ticket solution to saving energy would be improving the insulation of your home. Hiring sustainable home builders would let you rebuild sections that have a lack insulation. Yes, you would have to spend a lot of cash. However, the money spent would be an investment. Property value might rise.

The rooms in your house that may be causing the most energy to escape might be your attic or basement. These are the culprits most of the time.

Don’t Do Laundry with Hot Water

Your hot water tank may be sucking up a lot of power. What would help you save electricity would be watching how often you turn the tank on.

Why use hot water when washing clothes? You will be able to get the same job done with cold water too.

HVAC Tuning

Tune your HVAC system at least once a year. You would get it to work at its peak level. This would cause it to be more efficient.

Be mindful of the team you hire to tune the HVAC system. They need to do a good job, as the money you spend would be wasted otherwise.

When it comes to reducing how much power your property uses, there are many things you could do. From the assortment, the best would be to make sure your house is insulated. A lot of energy would leave through the windows, doors and walls otherwise.

Rooms in your house that may not be very insulated could be your basement and attics – they are the culprits most of the time. What would also help with being energy efficient would be installing solar panels. You would be able to make your own electricity.

 

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