There are various ways to save energy around your Erath and Stephenville area homes. Making sure to maintain your home’s energy efficiency can save you money and will help in reducing your carbon footprint as well. Here are some energy saving tips every homeowner should take advantage of.
Windows and Doors
Close all doors around your home properly and make sure to replace and repair latches, striker plates and door knobs.
Caulk the window frames and doors in your home from the inside with a clear caulk. Additionally, you should make sure to regularly weather-strip doors, windows and attic accesses.
Check your windows to see that they close properly. In addition, make sure to check that the window lock is intact and working.
Putty older windows around your home and repair any cracked glass that is found.
Lights and Hot Water
Repair tanks, pipes, hot water faucets, and make sure to reduce the temperature in your home’s hot water heater to 120 degrees.
Install faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads to save on energy, as well as water.
Replace your old incandescent light bulbs with the compact, energy efficient fluorescent bulbs available on the market right now.
Other Energy Tips
Insulate flooring, walls and attics located over basements and unheated crawl spaces.
Replace your oil or gas heating system with an energy saving unit with an Annual Fuel Use Efficiency Rating of at least 82 percent. Always make sure that the unit fits in your home so as to avoid any space issues in the future.
Install interior storm windows and exterior storm windows, as well as cellar storm windows.
Make sure to also install automatic setback thermostats that adjust the heat to your specific schedule.
Finally, replace standard curtains with insulated, tight-sealing or quilted window coverings.
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