Creating an Energy-Efficient Home: Tips for Homeowners and Developers

Building an energy-efficient home is a great option if you’re looking to save money on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. At Allied Roofing & Construction, we’re committed to helping homeowners and builders create sustainable homes that are both functional and eco-friendly. Here are some practical tips to get you started on your energy-efficient home journey. With a little effort, you can greatly impact your wallet and the environment. Check out the tips below or visit their website to learn more.

Choose Efficient Appliances

Replacing old, inefficient appliances with Energy Star models can be among the most effective ways to save money on your energy bills. Look for washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators and other major appliances that have earned the Energy Star label.

Invest in Insulation

Insulation is vital when it comes to saving energy in your home. The proper insulation helps keep warm air inside during winter and cool air during summer–saving you money year-round on heating and cooling costs.

Install Energy-Efficient Windows

Look for ENERGY STAR certified windows that feature low-emissivity (low-e) coating to reduce the amount of heat transferred between your home and the outdoors. And this can dramatically improve your home’s efficiency.

Go for High-Efficiency Lighting

Swap out old, inefficient light bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs for better illumination with significantly less power usage. Many LED and CFL lights are also dimmable, allowing you to adjust their light amount, which will help reduce energy even further.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat lets you set temperature schedules throughout the day, so you don’t waste energy when you don’t need it. And this will help keep your home comfortable while reducing your energy bills.

Invest in Renewable Energy Sources

Installing wind turbines, solar panels, or other renewable energy sources can reduce your dependence on traditional electricity and add value to your home. These systems require an initial investment but can ultimately be a great long-term money saver.

With these simple tips, you can start making your home more energy efficient today and save money on energy bills for years. Contact a certified contractor near you for more information about creating an efficient home. They’ll have the experience and knowledge to guide you through making the most efficient and comfortable home possible.