Get your insulation checked! Proper insulation is one of the best ways to save money and reduce energy costs in your home. A well insulated home can save you up to 50% in heating and cooling costs! Most of a home’s energy loss is through the walls, floors and roof due to air leakage. Stop wasting your money and make sure your homes insulation was installed correctly.
They don’t have to be the biggest and the best! Two factors affect your your energy costs in a big way when it comes to appliances. Size and age. The biggest and baddest appliances use a lot more energy. So if there are only three people in your home, you may not need a fridge that can hold food for a family of six. Always consider the number of people that will be using the appliance. Age. It is always a good idea to replace older appliances with new ones. Older appliances are inefficient and and uneconomical. Look for the ENERGY STAR® symbol and the EnerGuide rating that identifies the amount of energy an appliance consumes in a year.
Windows and Doors:
Did you know a home loses tons of energy through window and door leaks? It does! This can cost you huge amounts of money that you don’t want to lose. Replace old, leaky doors and windows with newer one that will retain more heat in colder months.
Toilet and shower head:
Replace old toilets and shower heads with high-efficiency models to save you money, and water! Old shower features and toilets are not equipped with the latest energy efficient technology. This also makes for a very cost-effective method to reduce energy costs and resources in your home.