Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Posted on January 24, 2017
If conserving energy is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you’ve probably started giving some thought as to how to best go about this. You are already aware of basic conservation techniques such as remembering to turn lights off or unplugging electronics when not in use, but there are some things you can do that will have a significant impact on your home’s energy efficiency. At Window Expo, we are passionate about providing value to our customers, so we’ve got some tips on what you can do to make your home more energy efficient.
Get an Energy Efficiency Audit
Before you start making major changes to your home, it’s important to understand the actual needs of your home, which you can do by calling local energy auditors and having them assess your house. Using specialized tools, auditors will evaluate your home’s current efficiency levels and provide recommendations on areas for improvement.
Use Energy Efficient Appliances
When it’s time to replace your old appliances, look for new ones that have the HE logo on them. These appliances are Energy Star certified, meaning that they use less energy. While these appliances tend to be more expensive than their non-efficient counterparts, consider them a long-term investment because running these will end up saving you money over time.
Without proper insulation, your home loses a ton of cool air during the warmer months which ends up costing you significantly on your cooling bills. Make sure your home has proper insulation and weather stripping in place to help you save money and stay comfortable.
Install Replacement Windows
One of the best ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home is to install replacement windows. For the most impact, consider vinyl windows with options like low-e glass and argon-glass filled windows.
You can improve your home’s energy efficiency from the inside as well as the outside of your home. Landscape your home strategically using large shrubs, bushes or trees to help block the Texas heat.
Finding ways to make your home more energy efficient isn’t as daunting as it may sound. For more information on replacement windows, and other home remodeling projects that can increase the energy efficiency of your home, contact the professionals at Window Expo today. Call us to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives or complete our convenient online quote form to request your free estimate.