If you have noticed that your utility bills have been slowly rising, it is time to make your home more energy-efficient. Recent technological innovations are available to help you achieve this goal. Trying one of the following fixes to help reduce your energy consumption.
Install Insulating Roofing
It costs a tremendous amount to heat or cool your home. Insulating your roof reduces the amount of heat that escapes through it during the winter and cool air that leaks during the summer. Installing a roof that provides more insulation, such as SPF roofing, is an effective remedy.
Replace Incandescent Bulbs
One easy fix for your home is to remove older incandescent lightbulbs. Swap them out with halogen or LED bulbs for longer-lasting light that is more energy-efficient and saves money. LED bulbs use up to 75% less electricity than incandescents and last much longer.
Seal All Windows
Older homes tend to have drafty windows. Adding weatherstripping around the frames and filling any cracks with caulk staunches air seepage. Another option is adding a storm window to preserve the historical integrity of your windows. Sealing your windows reduces the amount of energy your home uses and lowers your bills.
Install Low-Flow Showerheads
Low-flow showerheads reduce the amount of water consumed during a shower by reducing your gallons per minute by up to 50%. While a regular showerhead uses around five gallons per minute, a low-flow showerhead consumes less than three gallons per minute. By switching, you’ll save water and reduce your water bill.
You can make your home more energy efficient by doing small projects, such as changing your showerheads or hiring a contractor to install a more energy-efficient roof. Whether you tackle all of these projects or simply change out your lightbulbs, you will use drastically less energy. This lowers your impact on the earth and makes your utility bills easier to open.