How to Get an Energy-Efficient Home in the Spring
Spring seems to give homeowners an incentive to start making improvements so that they can enjoy the benefits of living in an energy-efficient home.
Spring seems to give homeowners an incentive to start making improvements so that they can enjoy the benefits of living in an energy-efficient home. And there are definitely plenty of reasons to do so. The rise in temperature provides the perfect opportunity to start working on new home projects meant to increase your comfort and lower your energy costs.
Let’s take a look at some affordable home energy efficiency upgrades you should consider this spring.
DOUBLE GLAZING YOUR WINDOWS
The cold winter months are the time of year where homeowners often get reminded just how inefficient the windows of their house actually are. So by the time spring comes, they are convinced of the fact that they need to make a change.
This probably sounds familiar.
A lot of household heat is lost through the windows, and double glazing is an efficient solution to this problem, as it can reduce the transmission of heat. To get a sense of how much money you could actually save on your energy bills by double glazing your windows, you can use this Energy Saving Calculator provided by the Glass and Glazing Federation.
USING INSULATION TO INCREASE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF YOUR HOME
Adding insulation is a great way to maximize your energy bill savings and make your home more efficient to both heat and cool.
SuperFOIL insulation has radiant reflective properties that reflect unwanted heat from solar gain during the warmer months and enhances insulation throughout the cold season. All of this ultimately contributes to a more energy efficient home.
Yes, insulation means you’ll have to invest some money, but keep in mind that the money you spend is the money you’ll save on bills later. Also, it’s an investment that will continue to pay off for years to come. Our products can last over 50 years with minimal loss of performance.
If you’re not sure if or where exactly your house needs more insulation, the best thing would be to conduct a home energy audit. This way, you’ll know precisely what steps you need to take to make your home more energy-efficient.
A FEW MORE QUICK TIPS FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME
Small changes can make a big difference in terms of improving the energy efficiency of a home. Here are few examples:
- Change your light bulbs. This is the easiest way towards a more energy-efficient home. If you haven’t done this yet, swap your old bulbs with LEDs this spring.
- Upgrade your thermostat. If your thermostat is outdated, it’s most likely wasting energy.
- Consider alternative ways of cooling. Things like awnings and planted trees will help reduce the amount of heat your house absorbs during the warmer months.
These inexpensive improvements will help you cut back on how much energy you use, which ultimately means more money in your wallet.
START USING INSULATION TO SAVE MONEY
Insulation can help reduce costs all year long, not only during the winter. Multifoil insulation provides a long-term solution that will help you save money while still maintaining a comfortable living environment.
Our products are tested and certified and can be used all over your house with great results. And because you can install them yourself, you won’t even have to hire a contractor.
If you would like to receive a free insulation sample pack from us containing data sheets and product samples, make sure to get in touch with us today, and we will send you one as soon as possible.
Take advantage of our free insulation guide; an in-depth look into everything you need to know for insulating your project.