Energy efficiency seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. From reducing electricity consumption to reducing fuel costs, saving energy is good for your wallet and for the planet, especially considering that most of the electricity in the US comes from burning coal. Here are a few energy saving tips to take your sustainable lifestyle to the next level.
- Insulate your home flawlessly. The better insulated your home is, the less energy you’ll need to maintain a comfortable temperature. Blown-in insulation is great for filling gaps and reducing air gaps. Spray foam insulation is also a good choice, especially in areas where moisture is a concern.
- Choose glazed, energy-efficient windows. Homes lose a lot of heat through windows. Choosing windows designed specifically for energy efficiency means reduce heat loss through he glass itself and the gaps around the window frame.
- Include plenty of windows to let light in. Sunlight heats the home and also reduces your reliance on light bulbs. Consider including a pull-down apparatus that can cover windows on chilly days to reduce heat loss.
Saving energy does not have to be time-consuming or inconvenient. Build and live responsibly, and you can minimize your energy use day after day.