Going Solar is just the beginning, but there are also additional ways to maximize your Solar Energy Savings. When choosing to live a more green and sustainable lifestyle, installing a new solar system for your home is just the first step. There are many things that you can do as a home owner to help with conservation and contributing to a smaller carbon footprint. This can lead to big savings for you and your family in the long run.
Outside the Home
Weatherizing your home helps to save energy and allows your family to live comfortably while saving money at the same time. The first step is to conduct an energy audit of your home. This can be done by a professional or you can do it yourself. Several items to check off during an audit is checking the insulation, ventilation, air sealing and moisture control.
Installing energy efficient windows can also help with energy conservation. Benefits include: reduced condensation, improved comfort and it all helps to lower you heating and cooling costs.
Also the addition of solar walkway lights to help illuminate your walkway, can help to add a decorative touch to your home.
In The Home
There are also many things within the home to help with energy conservation. Something as simple as turning off the lights and electronic devices not in use, is one.
The checklist provided below can help with making sure you take the steps to conserving energy and utilities in the home:
• Installing a programable thermostat to manage heating and cooling
• Lower the water heater temperature to 120 F
• Close all doors and windows when heating or cooling in the home
• Replacing your shower head with a low-flow will help with water and energy conservation
• Washing full loads of laundry
Energy Star labeled products are a great way to also save money and help protect our environment. Their commitment to do so, is a good reason to switch to products that support this cause. Things like replacing old light bulbs, appliances and electronic devices that have the certified Energy Star labels, give you peach of mind, that you as a homeowner is doing your part, and having money as well.
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