As we have discussed on this blog before, there are plenty of ways that you can make your home more energy-efficient throughout the year. These steps are even more necessary in the summer, when most families see the amount of power they consume rise due to air conditioning and other cooling methods. Because of this spike in utility costs, there can never be enough ways for you to reduce the power consumption in your life – to help both your bank account and the environment. By taking a more eco-friendly approach in your household, you will end up benefiting in the long run.
Here are a few ways you can keep your home energy-efficient this summer and throughout the year:
- Effectively cover your windows: One of the biggest ways that homes use up energy over the summer is through the constant use of a cooling system. You can rely a little less heavily on the AC if you keep your house cool in other ways, such as window treatments or energy saving window film. Blocking out the sun's rays will reduce a home's overall temperature.
- Use LED lighting: Incandescent light bulbs are a thing of the past, as they can not offer the efficiency or longevity of CFL or LED fixtures. Swap out any old bulbs that you might still have around for these newer models, and you will see your electricity payments drop.
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