When homeowners hear the terms “energy-efficient” and “green living”, they may assume that it’s about being strict with their use of lighting and electronics, or even the climate controls they have at home. This way of thinking means that homeowners miss out on changes that could help them save money.
In this post, our experts at Handyman Connection® of San Mateo share energy-saving ideas that won’t compromise your lifestyle.
Upgrade Your Home’s Insulation
Insulation is one of the biggest factors that affect your home’s energy efficiency. The more insulated the property is, the easier it is for your air conditioning to regulate indoor temperature. When you improve your home’s insulation, you can save a few hundred dollars of your yearly energy usage without having to change the way you use your AC or HVAC.
Choose ENERGY STAR® Appliances
Many electrical appliances tend to become less energy-efficient as they get older. This is especially true for larger appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators, and these can really rack up the costs as time goes by.
When replacing your old appliances, take the next step by choosing ENERGY STAR-rated products. These are designed to be as energy-efficient as possible and can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
Replace Old Windows
Windows are supposed to form an airtight seal when fully closed. As a window gets older, the frame starts to shrink and will create gaps between the sash and the frames, where air can easily leak in and out of your home. Once your windows start showing signs of decay or deterioration, we recommend you replace them as soon as possible. Not only does this restore your comfort and energy efficiency, but it updates your home’s looks, too.
These are just some of the many energy-saving strategies that won’t interfere with how you use your appliances, lighting and climate controls. At Handyman Connection of San Mateo, we can help you make your home as energy-efficient as possible.
Call us today at (650) 437-8995 to learn more about our services. You may also fill out our contact form for a free estimate.