Tips for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient
Did you know that your home may have “energy vampires” that suck your home’s energy efficiency and cause you to pay more in utilities each month? If you’d like to find out what those energy suckers are and learn how to make your home more energy efficient, consider the following tips:
Turn Off Unnecessary Water
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average homeowner can save about $170 a year just by cutting back on their water usage in small ways. Try to be more conscious of running water when doing things like shaving or brushing your teeth, and consider taking showers instead of baths to save an average of 58 gallons of water on average.
Replace Incandescent Bulbs
One of the easiest ways to make your home more energy efficient is by switching out the bulbs. Halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs offer longer-lasting light and are more energy efficient than incandescent lightbulbs.
Unplug Unused Chargers
Cell phone and battery chargers that are plugged in but not in use can collectively account for 10% of your energy bill, so remember to unplug these devices when you’re done using them.
Buy New Replacement Windows or Doors
Old, drafty windows and doors are one of the biggest energy sucks of any home, which is why replacing them is a more costly—but effective—way to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Opt for replacement windows and doors that have features such as multiple panes and advanced weatherstripping. Together, these components will help trap in cool air during the summer and hot air during the winter, which will lower the burden on your HVAC system and potentially lead to lower energy costs.
Turn to SpringHouse Window & Door
At SpringHouse Window & Door, we offer industry-leading windows & doors that are engineered to provide incredible energy-efficiency year after year. We have many different materials available—from vinyl and fiberglass to wood and steel—and you’ll be able to customize your windows or doors to accommodate your home, taste, and budget. Contact us today for more information!