5 Tips for an Energy Efficient Home
Our crew at Xtreme Home Products, located in Mooresville, NC, understand how important saving money is to our customers. Creating an energy efficient home not only saves you money but also increases your quality of life, boosts our economy, and can possibly be a tax rebate. In this article, we are going to tell you 5 ways for making your home energy efficient.
Tip 1: Sealing all Exterior Doors and Windows
When trying to make your home energy efficient the first thing you want to do is make sure you aren’t letting in any hot air in the summer or cold air in the winter. This is making your HVAC systems work harder and longer causing you to use more energy. Make sure all cracks in door frames and windows are caulked properly to prevent your HVAC systems from having to work overtime. Using Xtreme Home Products', vinyl replacement windows and exterior replacement doors, when needed will also help with lowering your price. Our in-house trained employees know just the trick, making sure your vinyl replacement windows and exterior replacement doors are wrapped and sealed properly.
Tip 2: Turn off Electronics and Lights When Leaving the Home
This happens to everyone. You come home from a long day at work and realize you have left on the TV all day long. Of course, it's a part of human nature to forget but creating those habits of turning off electronics/lights will help lower your energy bill significantly. Here are a couple habits to work on to make this a easier task:
If you know you are someone who falls asleep while watching the TV, go ahead and get in the habit of setting a timer. This will help with keeping the TV on all night and running up your electric bill
Try to get in the habit of everytime you leave a room, you shut off the light. This will help you to less likely keep lights on all day when leaving the home
Tip 3: Get a Smart Thermostat
By updating your thermostat to a smart thermostat, you are going to quickly figure out ways to cut back on your HVAC system. Smart Thermostats will help you to minimize the usage of your HVAC system, helping to make your home energy efficient. Smart Thermostats also can connect to your phone which will be helpful when out of town programming your system with temperature changes.
Tip 4: Changing Your Light bulbs to LED
While shopping for light bulbs, most people look for the cheaper version but did you know LED light bulbs are up to 80% more energy efficient. This is an easy change that any one can make in their home. LED light bulbs come in all different shapes and sizes, making it an easy change for lamps or light fixtures you may have in your home. LED light bulbs are also available in LED bays to replace those fluorescent lighting bays.
Tip 5: Utilizing Your Natural Light
One of the easiest ways to cut back on your energy use is natural lighting. Instead of turning on a lamp or an overhead light during the day, look to see if there is a natural source of lighting available to you. Yes I am talking about the windows. Use the light from outside to help light up your area. Studies have shown that natural light also increases serotonin levels in the brain, making you feel happier and more relaxed, too. When looking to utilize natural lighting in your work space, try rearranging the room so that you are able to get max natural lighting in the space.
Contact us today at Xtreme Home Products, located in Mooresville NC, to get a free quote and learn more about how our exterior replacement doors and vinyl replacement windows would help make your home more energy efficient. We serve Statesville, Troutman, Asheville, Hendersonville, Winston Salem, Taylorsville, Hickory, Denver, Sherrills Ford, Mooresville, Newton, Concord, Davidson, Huntersville, Cornelius, Lincolnton, Charlotte, and surrounding areas.