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30 Blogs to Help Make Your House More Energy Efficient

Published on May 2, 2013, by in Sitters.

The cost of heating and cooling your home is continually rising, making it imperative to find ways to lower the price without sacrificing your comfort. Luckily, there are many inexpensive improvements you can make to your home that have a big payoff.  Changing out your light bulbs, turning off lights and adding a programmable thermostat are all things that can help you save a lot of money without spending a lot. You should also do a walk-through of your house to check all of the doors and windows and see if you can feel any air coming in. If you can, you may need to add new weather stripping around the windows and doors.  Insulation is the next thing you can do that will really save you a bundle on your heating and cooling bills.  Approximately 20% of your heat is lost right out your roof.  If you have an older home, you may be ready to upgrade your windows to energy efficient windows. Lastly, you can save money by equipping your home with more energy efficient appliances.  For these and other tips, check out the following 30 blogs entries.

On the Cheap

If you are trying to save money on your bills, chances are you don’t want to spend a lot of money to do so.  For very little money you can install a programmable thermostat, which can save you a lot of money over time. Some simple techniques you can implement to help lower your bills are running your dryer at night during hotter weather so that it doesn’t heat up your house and using a pressure cooker to cook whenever possible because it uses less energy and cooks food faster.  Check out these six blog posts for more inexpensive ideas for making your home more energy efficient.

Weather Stripping

You’ll need to add weather stripping to any areas where you can feel drafts in your home.  Typically, weather stripping goes around windows and doors to help keep the cold out during the winter and to keep the cold in during the summer.  You can usually find what you need at your local home improvement store, and most of these fixes are very inexpensive to do.  Take a look at these six blog articles for more weather stripping tips.

Insulation

While insulation costs a bit of money, it isn’t difficult to do and you will get a lot of bang for your buck when you add it in.  More than 20% of your heating is lost through the roof; this can be prevented by sealing up your home and adding insulation to your attic or roof area.  To learn more about insulating your home read these six blog entries.

New Windows

The technological advancements that have been made on windows are surprising.  The gap between the two panes of glass is now filled with a gas that will help reflect heat back into the house during the winter and out of the house during the summer.  These new windows will also filter out harmful UV rays that can damage your carpet and furniture over time.  These six blogs will give your more information about what putting in new windows can do for you.

Upgrade Appliances

If your appliances are more than 10 years old, you should think about upgrading to newer, more energy efficient models. It’s also a good idea to upgrade your appliances when you are remodeling or moving.  Find out why you should buy new appliances by reading these six blog posts.

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