8 Upgrades for an Energy-Efficient Home

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Energy-efficient homes are built to conserve energy and prevent energy waste. Everything from a home’s insulation to the direction windows face can have a surprising impact on its energy use. 

Interest in green building is growing with contractors and families. It’s easier than ever to find sustainable building materials, LEED-certified builders, and homes built from the ground up with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind.

While your home may not have been built with energy efficiency in mind, there are plenty of upgrades you can make to help conserve energy. Energy-efficient technology and improvements are widely available and a great option for families looking to protect the environment and their home health.

Some steps are as easy and installing weatherstripping and blackout curtains in your windows. Others are more intensive, like installing a tankless water heater and other energy-efficient appliances. 

If you’re looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save on utilities, your home is a great place to start. Check out this infographic from Homebuyer to learn more about what makes a home energy-efficient.


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4 thoughts on “8 Upgrades for an Energy-Efficient Home”

  1. Very informative, thank you! By the way, to reduce energy consumption, you should unplug the electrical appliance in your home whenever you are not using them. After all, plugged chargers and electrical appliances account for 37% of the energy consumed. It’s too much to keep ignoring it.

  2. Thank you for sharing such important info! As for the insulation, don’t dwell only on the attic and walls. Consider external pipes insulation, as well. First of all, it can prevent pipes from freezing. Secondly, it could drastically reduce your heating bills as unprotected external pipes can account for 30% of it.


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