Although most of the energy used in the average home is needed, an unfortunate amount of it ends up being wasted. That not only contributes to pollution and depletes natural resources, but it also drives up utility bills.
Many homeowners today are more aware of their ecological impact, but everyone can benefit from reducing the amount of energy their homes consume. You don’t have to install solar panels on your roof to make your home more energy-efficient, however. There are many simple changes homeowners can make that will reduce the amount of energy they consume.
There are numerous opportunities in every room of the home for greater efficiency. For example, using a microwave or toaster oven instead of the oven for smaller meals saves energy. Installing a programmable thermostat means the home’s HVAC system won’t be running when no one is around.
A threshold seal under the garage door prevents drafts. Homeowners can replace incandescent light bulbs with more efficient LED or CFL alternatives. Keeping up with regular maintenance tasks such as replacing furnace filters also does a lot to improve energy efficiency.
For more tips on how homeowners can reduce their energy usage and save money on utility bills, refer to the accompanying guide.
Author bio: Ashley W. Smith is Managing Director for Garadry. He formed the company in 2009 and launched the Garadry website in 2015 to meet the needs of the growing consumer base in the U.S. Garadry designs its own range of innovative weather seal products for anybody with a garage/commercial door.
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