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10 ways to make your home more energy efficient

Here are several ways to make your home more energy efficient:

  1. Insulate your home: Insulation helps to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, reducing the need for heating and cooling.

  2. Seal air leaks: Seal any gaps or leaks in your home, such as around windows and doors, to prevent drafts and keep your home well-insulated.

  3. Use energy-efficient appliances: Look for appliances with the Energy Star label, which are designed to use less energy and save you money on your utility bills.

  4. Use a programmable thermostat: A programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature in your home to automatically adjust when you're not home, reducing energy consumption.

  5. Change your light bulbs: Switch to LED or CFL light bulbs, which use less energy and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.

  6. Use natural light: Open your curtains and blinds during the day to let in natural light and reduce the need for artificial lighting.

  7. Plant trees and shrubs: Plant trees and shrubs around your home to provide shade and reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your home.

  8. Use low-flow showerheads: Low-flow showerheads use less water and can save you money on your water bill.

  9. Install solar panels: Solar panels can be installed on your home to generate electricity from the sun, reducing your reliance on fossil fuels and saving you money on your utility bills.

  10. Weatherstrip your doors and windows: Weatherstripping is an easy and low-cost way to improve the energy efficiency of your home by reducing drafts and air leaks.

Follow along for more tips from us at HOMEFRONT INSPECTION SERVICES.

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