If you want to save money on your energy bill, it may be time to consider home improvements to make your home more energy-efficient. From small to big improvements, there are many ways to do this. There will be upfront costs, but they will save you money in the long run! Here are a few tips on how you can lower your energy bill and create a more energy-efficient home.
Check Your Windows
Depending on how old the windows are in your home, they may be making a big impact on your energy bill. You can upgrade your windows that both keep hot air in during the winter months as well as cool air throughout the summer. If you don’t want to replace your windows, check for drafts or leaks and seal them so your thermostat doesn’t have to work so hard.
Choose Energy Efficient Appliances
We don’t expect you to go ahead and replace all of your appliances after reading this, but when it’s time to swap out old appliances with new ones, make sure they are energy efficient. You can check appliances’ Energy Star rating by visiting their website and searching for products.
Improve Your Insulation
Insulation can drastically help reduce your heating and cooling costs. If your insulation hasn’t been updated in over 10 years, it may be time to replace it. According to EPA estimates, homeowners on average can save 15% on cooling and heating costs by effectively air sealing and insulating their homes.
Integrate Smart Home Products
Smart home products give you the best of both worlds. They not only make your home more energy-efficient, but they also provide convenience by automating your home. Your smart home system will adapt to your habits by adjusting your lighting, thermostat, etc. to help reduce your home’s energy output.
Check Your HVAC System
Your HVAC system affects the air quality in your home. They also impact your home’s energy output. As a matter of fact, HVAC systems account for 46 percent of energy consumption on average in U.S. homes. By regularly cleaning, replacing air filters or even replacing an old HVAC system you will save a significant amount on your energy bill.
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