October 15, 2018

Energy Efficient Upgrades for Your Home

Are you tired of watching your heating and cooling costs rise every month? Do you sometimes feel like there’s a mysterious creature secretly sucking energy out of your home when you’re not looking?

The likely cause of your heating/cooling woes is probably something as simple as your home’s exterior. If you want to put an end to rising utility costs, consider making these energy efficient upgrades:

Insulation

Upgrading the insulation in your home can have a huge impact on your heating and cooling costs. Especially for those living in older homes, the amount of energy lost each month can be significant. Everything from your electrical outlets to your doors and windows can allow energy to escape. Upgrade to spray-in foam insulation or moisture-resistant insulation if you want your heating/cooling bills to be as low as possible.

Source: Attic Wizard

Windows

To increase the energy efficiency of your home, upgraded windows are a must. Speak with a qualified window installation expert to determine the best energy efficient options for your home. You might even qualify for home improvement grants or energy efficiency rebates through your local or federal government.

Source: DMVF Architects

Solar panels

Adding solar panels to your home is another way to reduce your yearly heating and cooling costs. From solar panels on your rooftop to solar garden lighting instead of electric spotlights, there are numerous ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency. As with other energy efficient upgrades, solar improvements might entitle you to government rebates.

Solar panels

Source: Hatch + ulland owen architects


While improving the energy efficiency of your home might seem costly at first, the savings over time can really add up. It makes sense to consider energy upgrades sooner rather than later, especially if you plan on remaining in your home for years to come.


See also:

4 Green Features to Consider When Buying a Home

Cleaning Your Home With Natural Products

Tips for Reducing Your Energy Consumption

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