Many people think of energy efficiency only as an HVAC issue. But did you know your electrician can help retrofit your home to make it more energy efficient?
Here are three retrofitting methods that can help reduce your energy consumption and save you money on your energy bills:
- Upgrading your windows: Another effective way to improve the energy efficiency of your home is by replacing your windows. Old windows can be drafty and allow heat to escape, which can increase your energy bills. Upgrading to energy-efficient windows can help reduce heat loss in the winter and reduce heat gain in the summer. Energy-efficient windows are made with low-emissivity (low-E) coatings, which reflect heat back into the home. They also have multiple layers of glass, which help to insulate the home.
- Installing a programmable thermostat: A programmable thermostat can help you save energy by automatically adjusting the temperature of your home based on your schedule. For example, whether heating or cooling, you can set the thermostat to adjust to a more economical setting when you are not at home and have it read just to your preferences upon your return. This can help you save energy and money on your energy bills.
- Upgrading your electrical panel: If you’ve lived in your home for a while or if you live in an older home, it may be time to upgrade your electrical panel. Electric service panels typically need to be replaced about every 25 years. Technology changes cause appliances to need greater capacity and an older electric service won’t keep up.
There are many other ways to retrofit your home for better energy efficiency, such as sealing air leaks, replacing old wiring and installing more energy-efficient lighting and appliances. By implementing even some of these changes, you may significantly reduce your energy consumption and save money on your energy bills.
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