Innovation and technology dominate our world. Transportation options, innovative technology, and useful apps make it easier for everyone to live more efficiently—and greener. There are many ways to make your home more energy-efficient, which will help the planet and lower energy bills.
Install Low-Flow Showerheads
Our society has become aware of how water overuse affects our planet. Installing low-flow showerheads in your showers is an excellent way to increase your home’s energy efficiency and conserve water. They reduce the flow rate to less than 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM), while many standard showerheads use 5 gallons per minute. Mother Earth will thank you!
Replace Incandescent Bulbs
US light bulb manufacturers quit producing 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs in 2014, and they had already phased out 75- and 100-watt incandescent bulbs at this point. Don’t worry; you already have other options to choose from in the lighting department! LEDs (light-emitting diodes), CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps), and halogen bulbs are the way to go to boost your house’s energy efficiency. The average home has 40 light bulbs, and switching them out for more energy-efficient options will save you money on your energy bill.
Lower the Thermostat
Get into the habit of adjusting the temperature of your house while you’re away. This habit can make your home more energy-efficient and reduce your monthly energy bills. Turning your thermostat up or down, depending on the season, by 10 or 15 degrees will save you 5 to 15 percent on your energy bills every year.
Use Spray Foam Insulation
Adequately insulating your home will keep it comfortable after you adjust the thermostat. Spray foam insulation, in particular, will keep your family comfortable all year long. Your AC won’t have to run as often, meaning you’re lowering your AC costs and saving energy.
We all care about the environment and want to help the planet. Finding ways to make your home more energy efficient is a great first start. A plus is that you’ll also reduce your energy bills.