Energy is expensive and it is one area where you can actually save money. By performing a number of energy-saving actions and modifications, you can save a reasonable amount per month. What exactly can you do to make your house more energy efficient?
Simply adding insulation and caulking around your doors and windows can increase your home’s energy efficiency by 30%. When you heat and cool your home without an airtight seal, you’re squandering energy. Hold a lit incense stick or a candle around window frames and doors to check for drafts. You have a draft if it flickers. Install or replace weatherstripping and a door sweep, and caulk around the frames. Applying outside window film throughout the winter months will boost efficiency even more.
To build a compost pile in your garden, you don’t need a lot of room. Compost is made from organic waste that has been kept in a container or pile for a long period and has decomposed. Your fruit and vegetable waste not only provides important fertilizer for your yard or garden, but also helps you produce less trash on a daily basis. Compost also generates heat. Running a coiled copper pipe through the heap and running water through that will heat the water.
Duct Cleaning and Sealing
Hot air can escape through ducting joints. That implies you’re paying to heat places you don’t want to be heated while not receiving heat in places you do (upper floor rooms). Heating-vent tape can be applied to all visible joints to aid. Duct cleaning is just as important. The simplest way duct cleaning reduces your utility expenses is by clearing blockages that might lower the energy efficiency of your central air conditioner or furnace. The system does not have to work as hard to keep your home at a suitable temperature when the ducts are clean, which means less energy is used.
Saving energy is not that difficult. Sealing your house, starting a compost heap and duct cleaning and sealing are just some of the ways to save energy. Just following these steps will save you a decent amount of money.