What You Can Do to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

What You Can Do to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Few things pay more dividends like making your home more energy efficient. Are you starting to feel like your energy bills are just a bit too high? Do you wish that you could shrink your carbon footprint? Here are three changes you can make in your home to improve your energy efficiency.

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient: Change Your Heating and Cooling System

Most of your energy bill is probably spent on keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. As the sun beats down on your home during the summer, it warms up. It takes a lot of energy to remove this heat from your home. The same goes for winter, it takes a lot of energy to keep your home warm. To make sure that your heating and cooling is as energy efficient as possible, you may want to change a few things.

First, check to see that it is the correct size. Generally, you want the smallest system that is adequate for your needs. Second, add insulation to your home. This will help keep your home at a constant temperature. Third, consider changing your system for a more energy efficient one. If you have electric heating, this is very inefficient. Geothermal systems, however, can cut energy costs up to 70%

Add More Insulation

Unless your home was specially constructed for energy efficiency, you can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today.

Install Energy Efficient Appliances

After looking at your heater and AC, you should look at the rest of the appliances in your house. How old are they? If you have appliances that are over twenty years old, you may wish to consider changing them. Energy efficiency has been a major focus in the appliance industry over the past two decades. By exchanging your appliances for newer ones, you could earn your money back in energy savings in just a couple of years.

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient: Consider Renewable Energy

If you really want to reduce your carbon footprint, consider using renewable energy. Renewable energy is electricity generation that does not involve burning fuel. Examples include wind energy, water energy, and solar energy. By installing solar panels on your roof, you could drastically reduce the amount that you must pay in your energy bills. Solar panels can have high up-front costs, but they don’t generally require a lot of maintenance. After installation, you are basically getting free energy. You won’t be able to go completely off-grid because solar panels don’t work at night.

Every step that you take towards being more energy efficient is a step towards protecting the environment. Regardless of your opinions on climate change, the fact is that we need to cut down on pollution. By doing these things, you’ll be doing just that.

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