It can be challenging to make the transition away from traditional energy sources for your home. However, using alternative energy sources, and maximizing the impact of the energy you use, are important steps forward to combat climate change and clean the air we breathe. These actions will also save you money on your monthly power bill.
Here are three ways you can improve the efficiency of your home’s energy consumption. Some of them can even result in 50-100% cost savings on utility bills, increased home value, and more.
1. Perform home weatherization techniques
There are a number of steps you can take to weatherize your home and maximize the impact of your energy use. Ensure your home has proper insulation, window coverings, and air sealing, to keep your heat or air conditioning from escaping.
2. Install solar panels
Solar panels use the sun's power to generate electricity for your home. Solar energy is an effective way to reduce your monthly bills. The energy that solar panels generate in the daytime can be used at night by storing it with the help of batteries.
This is one of the most viable ways for homeowners to generate their own sustainable clean electricity with little environmental impact.
3. Install a programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat is ideal because it allows you to set back the temp when everyone leaves for work in the morning, then switch it up once they get home from school or work so that there's less use on heating/cooling throughout the day. It also helps save energy.
If you’re interested in taking the next step to improve your home’s energy efficiency, give us a call today!