It’s important to make your home as energy-efficient as possible, given the state of both the environment and the economy. There are measures that you can take to this end, and it’s important to find a way of making them work out for your home and needs.
Ways to improve your home to make it energy efficient
- Reduce your heating or use a secondary heating source.
- Use a new, energy efficient boiler.
- Fit insulation.
- Double or triple glazing.
- Draught proofing.
- Generate your own energy from renewable sources.
- Energy efficient fittings.
Before you design a new home or remodel an existing one, consider investing in energy efficiency. You’ll save energy and money, and your home will be more comfortable and durable. The planning process is also a good time to look into a renewable energy system that can provide electricity, water heating, or space heating and cooling.
In an existing house, the first step is to conduct a home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) to find out how your home uses energy and determine the best ways to cut energy use and costs. To learn more about home energy assessments and find free tools and calculators, go to your home’s energy use, the residential service network.
Upgrade Your Garage Door
If you have an old garage door, it’s a great idea to upgrade it. There are currently many garage doors on the market that can help you to use less energy while getting better service. This fact makes it worth it to shop around for a new garage door as soon as possible. You’ll also boost your home’s value and safety when you get a new garage door. Make sure to have it installed by an expert, and find out if it comes with any warranty so you can get maximum value.
Switch to LED Bulbs
While the bulbs you have in your home may seem like an insignificant part of the energy consumed in your house, this isn’t accurate. You’ll see the truth of this when you make the switch to LED bulbs, which are going to be a lot more efficient as they need less energy to burn. They also last for a longer time than regular bulbs and so it’s clear that you’ll make savings by not having to replace them regularly. This means that there will be less material heading to the landfill from your home to boot, always a plus.