Simple Ways to Conserve Energy
December 19, 2014 by admin
Simple Ways to Conserve Energy in Your Home
Home energy efficiency is important both to our environment and to your family budget. Cutting down on electricity use throughout your home is a great way to be environmentally conscious while saving money. While it may seem tricky to uncover new ways to save on energy, we can assure you that ensuring home energy efficiency is easy! Since for many of us, it can be hard to know where to begin when it comes to energy efficiency, Center Island Contracting has outlined some simple ways to conserve energy in your home.
Insulate Your Home – Now is the best time to reap the rewards of insulating your home. Insulating around common problem areas such as electrical outlets, pipes and window frames will reduce your heat loss, reduce drafty spots and lower your energy costs.
Cooling & Heating Your Home – Whether it is winter or summer, installing a ceiling fan in every room will help you regulate room temperatures, and help circulate the air. Changing your filter every month for your heating and cooling system is another helpful way to make your home more energy efficient. Upgrading your heating and air conditioning system may seem like an expensive project, but in the end, an efficient heating and cooling system will lower your electricity costs for years to come.
Installing Efficient Showerheads & Toilets – This easy bathroom upgrade will help decrease your water usage from the moment you install it. This quick do-it-yourself project will help you conserve water as well as energy from your hot water heater.
Tankless Water Heater – Installing a tankless water heater is often recommended by a general contractor to most effectively cut home energy use. Homeowners do not realize how much goes into heating a water heater. Replacing your traditional water heater with a tankless water heater will save on energy resources, as it only heats the water used throughout your home.
Now that we’ve looked at some great ways to make your home more energy efficient, let’s also consider all the benefits to making the change. Did you know that the federal government and some states offer financial incentives for making your home more efficient? Home energy efficiency also helps reduce our carbon footprint within the environment, and will help you save money on your electric bill each month, which adds up to a lot at the end of each year.
These are some of the best ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency. For more information about how to make smart energy solutions for your home a reality, contact a licensed general contractor. The professional general contractor team at Center Island Contracting has years of experience in making homes more energy efficient. Call 631-465-9765 or go to contact us and start to conserve energy throughout your home like never before!