When it comes to home improvement, one of the areas every homeowner aims to maximize is their home’s energy efficiency. Keeping your property as efficient as possible helps to keep down your cost of living, and ensures that you’re not letting your money fly out of the windows. If you’re interested in learning a few tips & tricks about how you can make your home more energy efficient this year, check out our blog to get started!
If you’re looking to maximize the energy efficiency of your home, one of the first places you should start is your insulation. Properly insulating your attic, and to a lesser degree your basement, will help keep your home more temperate year-round. Your attic is the largest source of energy loss in the entire home, so ensuring that it is well-insulated will help keep your home comfortable by limiting heat loss in the winter & gain in the summer.
Another major source of heat loss is drafty windows & doors. Whether you have a leak in your window frame, or a gap by your door threshold, you will want to ensure that you properly seal them to help keep your home energy efficient.
If you’re having trouble identifying leaky windows, one of the easiest tricks to pinpoint the location of the leak is to grab a candle and run it along the length of the windows. If the flame flickers, you’ll likely found the source of your leak!
Beyond insulating the exterior of your home, there are actions you can take inside the home to help make the space more energy efficient. One of the best methods is using low-water faucets, toilets, and shower heads which help to reduce water use and save you money on your water & heat bill in the shower!
Another great place to look when it comes to improving your home’s energy efficiency is your appliances. If you’re trying to maximize the efficiency of your home, replacing old refrigerators, washer & dryers, & even your water heater, can help make the home far more energy efficient! In fact your fridge often accounts for nearly 10% of your home’s energy use, which means replacing the appliance will make an immediate impact!
If you need assistance with your home’s exterior remodeling this year, our team at Oceanside Exteriors is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today for your roofing & siding installation needs by calling us at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to assisting with your remodeling needs!