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Top Five Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

February 05, 2015

Top Five Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

It is definitely not a secret that homes can suck loads of energy if there is frequent laundry washing, long showers, marathon TV viewing, constant PC usage, and etc. A great percentage of the population in Montreal seems to forget this little known fact until the electricity bill arrives in the mail. When things get out of hand with the energy bills, there are a few things that one can do in order to make one’s home more energy efficient. Read below.

Say Goodbye to Old School Light Bulbs

Opting to purchase LED and CFL bulbs to replace your old school incandescent bulbs can save you a few bucks every year. Contrary to popular belief, LED and CFL bulbs are quite affordable to obtain.

Attic Insulation Integration or Renovation

About 50-70% of the energy used in homes is for heating or cooling activities. Attic insulation integration or renovation can create a more comfortable and consistent indoor climate and improve energy efficiency in any home by a meaningful margin. Unless you are an expert in this field, it is best that you leave this task in the hands of a licensed renovation contractor. He or she will be able to get everything running for you in no time.

Switch to Cold Water

Approximately 90% of the energy that is used when washing clothes is for water heating. When you are washing your clothes, instead choosing hot or warm water, opt for the cold water setting  whenever it is possible as it can save you meaningful sums every month on your electricity bill.

Let Your PC Rest Completely

When you are not using your desktop or laptop, turn it off. Not only that, but also never forget to go the extra mile and unplug its cord from the wall. Not a lot of people know this but electricity is still being used when items are plugged in the electricity sockets, no matter if they are turned off.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Unlike old school thermostats, newer models come with a variety of different features that can make your home more energy efficient. They can be adjusted from anywhere, and they can even be programmed to learn your household’s temperature habits. Their touchscreens are very easy to use. You can get the hang of them in no time. Installation will require a home contractor.

These are just a few ways that have been proven to make any home more energy efficient. Of course, there are a handful of other ways that can help save large sums on your monthly electricity bill, but you will need the help of a home contractor. If you live in the Montreal area, Dilamco is a Montreal general contractor that has been able to stand out from the crowd for its affordability, effective work, and friendly customer service. They are not satisfied until you are 100% satisfied with their work, which is why numerous of people in Montreal get their help to make their homes more energy efficient.

 

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