Saving Energy: 11 Things To Make Your Home Energy Efficient
Here you will find a list of 11 things to save energy in your house. With these remedies, your electricity bill might decrease to up to 80% of what it used to be.
Here is what you should consider doing to make your home energy efficient:
- LED Lights: First of all exchange ordinary light bulbs with LED lights. LED Lights are more expensive but they last up to 50 times longer than usual bulbs. At the same time, they use 1/8 of the electricity.
- Solar Water Heater: Install solar thermal on your roof. Saving energy with your hot water is super efficient and convenient at the same time: If there is not enough sun your electrical/gas heater supplies your hot water.
- Efficient Pool Pump: (Only for houses with pool) Exchange your old pool pump with a high efficient new pump. You will not believe it but the pool pump is one of the biggest energy consumers.
- Solar Pool Heater: (Only for houses with pool/spa) Heating a pool all year long - especially in winter - consumes a lot of energy. This is why new energy efficient houses use solar pool heaters.
- Improved Attic Insulation: No matter, if you cool or heat your house. Most of the air escapes through the attic. So you definitely want to make sure that your attic is properly insulated.
- Solar Attic Fan: During hot summer days attic temperatures can exceed 160°F. A solar attic fan can reduce those temperatures by up to 40°F. No matter how much insulation is in the attic, heat can still transfer into adjacent living spaces making your HVAC work harder.
- Upgrade to High Seer Efficient AC: Old HAVCs mostly have a bad regulation. They are always running on the highest level. Also, when energy consumption did not matter, bigger air condition units were chosen. Newer 19 seer HVACs can save you about 300 dollars per year.
- Check Duct Work: After some time duct work may be leaky and full of dust and things that do not belong there. Therefore, you should check the ducts. Otherwise, the wrong areas of your house are heated or cooled.
- Stabilize Electricity: Every device - especially with a motor - needs working power to perform the work of the motor. But additionally, it needs reactive power to develop an electromagnetic field (EMFs). An EZ box stores the reactive power and thus helps to save between 10 and 40 percent of your electricity consumption.
- Window Insulation: Windows cost energy in two ways: On the one hand they let the sun's infrared light into the room warming it up. On the other hand, they cool down your house if they are not properly insulated.
- Hot Water Pipes: Properly insulated water pipes make your house more energy efficient in two ways. Obviously, they keep water warmer. As a result, you get hot water quicker, so you do not have to waste much cold water. The water heater does not have to work as much as water temperature does not need to be as hot.
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