Ways You Can Achieve Energy Efficiency

by admin on September 20, 2010

With our economy in a downturn and many of us struggling to get by we need to save money any where we can. If you have assessed all your bills and just can’t seem to find anywhere you can save money maybe you have over looked your utilities bills. This is a great place to cut cost you just have to do a little research. We all want our money to go as far as possible. A great way to do this is through energy efficiency. We can do energy efficient projects to improve our home’s energy usage and cut our utility bills.

4 Ways To Achieve A More Efficient Home

  1. Upgrading to Energy Star rated appliances can make your home more efficient. Many of us are on a tight budget and simply replacing all our appliances isn’t an option. This is perfectly ok; just remember to buy Energy Star when you make your next purchase. This type of appliance will use less energy and lower your utilities cost.
  2. Lighting is a great budget friendly way to become more efficient. Using LED lighting can dramatically cut the amount of energy you are using to light a room. Replacing all your lights with LEDs are a great way for you to save money on your energy bills.
  3. Another budget friendly way to make your home more efficient is by sealing cracks and crevices to prevent your warm or cool air from escaping. Caulking and weather strips are very inexpensive, but can go a long way to keep your home properly sealed and tight. This will keep your energy usage at a lower level since your heating and cooling won’t be going to waste.
  4. Insulation is a rather non expensive and easy way to get a more efficient home. Adding some layers of insulation to the attic, garage, or under your home can be a great way to make your home more energy friendly. This will keep your heating a cooling cost to a minimum and lower your utilities bill.

Now that you realize how budget friendly and easy it can be to make your home more energy efficient you should start working toward a more efficient home today!

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