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November 7, 2014 by admin

Energy Efficiency Improvements for Your Home

Home energy efficiency helps reduce our carbon footprint, and will help you save money on your electric bill each month, which adds up to big savings each year. For many of us, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to energy efficiency. Let’s face it; we would all like to do our part in conserving natural resources, while sparing ourselves some extra cash in the process, but where do homeowners start? We will address some easy ideas you can implement that will make your home more energy efficient.

Insulate Your Home – Winter is just around the corner, and it is extremely important to conserve heat in your home for the season ahead. Also, sealing and insulating around easily overlooked problem areas such as electrical outlets, pipes and window frames, will help improve energy efficiency.

Heating and Cooling Your Home – Heating and cooling your home may be one of your biggest challenges in terms of saving on energy costs. Hiring an electrician to install ceiling fans in every room will help you regulate room temperatures and increase energy efficiency. Changing your heating and cooling system’s filter every month will also help with savings on your electric bill. Another way to drastically improve electrical costs is by upgrading your old heating and cooling system for one that is more energy efficient.

Solar Heating – This is not a new concept when it comes to heating your home. In fact, for well over the past two decades, solar heating has drastically reduced our carbon footprint. Depending on where you live geographically, and how much sun exposure your home receives, adding a solar heating system may not be feasible as the primary heating source for your home, but it will significantly reduce your reliance on electricity, thereby making your home more energy efficient.

Point of Use Water Heating Systems – Installing a tankless water heater or a point of use water heating system will save on electric costs. These water heating systems only heat water as it is being used, which means no more throwing away countless dollars on keeping your water hot during times when it is not needed.

These are only a few ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. The contractors and electricians at Center Island Contracting have years of experience in reducing energy costs to your home. For more information on electrical savings for your home, call 631-465-9765 or fill out our contact form.

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