How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Do you feel drafts when you stand next to your windows and doors? Are you constantly adjusting the thermostat to feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer? If so, your home is likely being sapped of its energy efficiency and causing you to pay more in monthly utility costs than you should be. Thankfully, there are several ways that you can make your home more energy efficient:
Invest in New Windows or Doors
Windows and doors that are old, broken, or improperly sealed are one of the biggest culprits of energy loss. Invest in replacement windows and doors that will provide a weathertight seal and superior insulation. This will stabilize your home’s interior temperature year-round and reduce the burden on your HVAC system, which can potentially lead to lower monthly energy costs.
Unplug Unused Chargers
As surprising as it might sound, cell phone and battery chargers that are plugged in but not in use can account for up to 10% of your energy bill, so be sure to unplug your tech when you’re not using it.
Replace Incandescent Bulbs
The average home uses 40 bulbs, so switching to energy-efficient ones can make a great impact on your utility costs. Consider halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which offer longer lasting light and use less energy than fluorescent bulbs.
Lower Your Thermostat
By simply dropping the temperature in your home three to five degrees, you can reduce your monthly utility bill and reduce energy. If you’re not home, you should even consider dropping your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees!
Turn to The Board Store
If you want to really lower your monthly energy costs and increase your home comfort, turn to The Board Store for new windows or doors. We have a wide selection of windows and doors that are available in numerous materials, are highly customizable, beautiful, and durable, and provide exceptional energy efficiency. We’ve been offering industry-leading home improvement products, expert installations, and five-star customer service since our founding in 1989, and even maintain an A+ Better Business Bureau rating for our dedication to excellence. When you partner with us, you can rest assured that you will receive a pleasant experience from start to finish—and the utmost value for your investment. Contact us today to learn more!