3 Steps to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient


One of the easiest ways to cut the cost of living in your home is through a few efficient home renovations. There are a number of 'green' renovations designed to make a home more energy efficient, which does more than save the homeowner money; it also reduces their carbon footprint, reducing the effect they have on the environment.

The first step to determining what needs to be renovated is to perform an energy audit. Determine where the major leaks of energy in your home are and what can be done to improve them, and then make the proper renovations.


Sealing Leaks

A professional contractor can come into your home and seal up any leaks where air may be escaping. Your HVAC system has to work overtime to keep a poorly-sealed home at a comfortable temperature. The most common leaks can be found around doors and windows, but are also common in the basement, attic, and even in surprising places such as around power sockets.


Over half of the energy leaks in a home occur in the roof. By properly insulating the attic, a homeowner can reduce their bills by as much as 20% or more. Considering that over half the homes in the United States lack the proper amount of insulation, chances are high that your home is in need of more.

Replacing Old Windows

Many homes are built with old, single-pane windows. These windows do of poor job of regulating temperature between the interior of a home and the world outside. However, double-paned energy efficient windows have a pocket of air between the glass which acts as a regulatory mechanism. It's much more efficient at keeping the air temperature stable. While replacing windows can be a costly investment, it will pay for itself in just a few years' time with all the energy you'll save.

Programmable Thermostat

Installing a thermostat which can adjust to the external temperature can save you a lot of money. Rather than running the thermostat 24/7, it's far better to use it only when necessary.

Implementing these small renovations doesn't cost much money, but can save you quite a bit in the long run. To find out what sort of green home improvements you can make contact us today. We'll help you get started towards saving money and reducing your impact on the environment.completedfavicon