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WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME ENERGY EFFICIENT

June 16, 2023

Making your home energy efficient is a smart and sustainable choice that can reduce energy consumption, lower utility bills, and minimize your environmental footprint. 

Here are some of the most popular ways to make your home energy efficient:

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Insulation and Weatherization

Are you aware that effective insulation in walls, floors, and ceilings plays a crucial role in maintaining consistent indoor temperatures? By reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling, proper insulation can significantly enhance energy efficiency. Additionally, weatherstripping doors and windows and sealing air leaks can prevent drafts, ensuring a comfortable home environment while minimizing energy wastage.

Energy-Efficient Lighting
Head over to your local hardware store and replace those traditional incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED or CFL bulbs. These alternatives consume less electricity, have longer lifespans, and emit less heat, resulting in significant energy savings!

And while you're there, you might as well pick up Programmable Thermostats  or smart thermostats that allow you to schedule temperature adjustments based on your daily routines. This helps optimize energy usage by reducing heating or cooling when you're away or asleep.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

Upgrading your appliances is crucial for improved energy efficiency. For example, older refrigerators tend to consume more energy compared to newer models, leading to higher electricity bills and increased environmental impact. When it's time to upgrade, look for ENERGY STAR-certified appliances, which meet strict energy efficiency standards and consume less electricity or water compared to conventional models. By upgrading your appliances, you can significantly reduce your energy consumption, lower your utility costs, and contribute to a greener and more sustainable future. 

 

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are significant energy consumers. Regular maintenance, including filter cleaning or replacement, ensures efficient operation. Consider upgrading to energy-efficient HVAC systems or installing zone control to optimize heating and cooling in different areas of your home.

Install solar panels to generate clean and sustainable electricity. Solar power can significantly reduce or eliminate your reliance on traditional energy sources, leading to long-term energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

Use smart home devices and systems to monitor and control your energy usage. From smart lighting and power outlets to energy monitoring systems, smart home technology empowers you to make informed decisions about your energy consumption.

Reduce water waste by installing low-flow fixtures such as showerheads and faucets. Fix any leaks promptly, and consider collecting rainwater for outdoor use.

And lastly, energy-efficient windows with double or triple glazing and low-emissivity coatings help minimize heat transfer, keeping your home comfortable year-round and reducing the load on your HVAC system.

If you're prepared to transition to solar energy, we're here to assist you every step of the way. At iPower Energy, we offer affordable financing options with no upfront costs and up to an entire year of free energy. This means you can enjoy the advantages of solar power without making an initial investment.

The cost of electricity is becoming more expensive. It's an opportune moment to explore your solar options. Discover how we can assist you by scheduling your complimentary solar consultation today!

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