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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
By: Danny Lipford
Watch this video to find out how to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your utility bills. Energy saving measures include:
- Home Energy Audit: Start by having an energy audit conducted to identify problem areas in your home from leaky ductwork, weather stripping around windows and doors, and lack of insulation.
- Heating and Cooling: If you have an older heating and cooling system, consider replacing it with a more energy efficient furnace and air conditioner, such as a geothermal system.
- Hot Water Heater: Consider replacing your existing hot water heater with either a tankless, solar, heat pump, or high efficiency hot water heater.
- Windows: Older single pane windows can account for up to half the heating and cooling loss in your home, so consider replacing them with insulated, glass windows with a low-E coating.
- Insulation: Depending on your climate and the type of insulation used, your attic should have from 12” to 16” of insulation (R-38 to R49). Common types of insulation include batts, rolls, or blown in fiberglass or cellulose, along with sprayed foam insulation.
Read episode article to find out more.
- Insulation R-Value (article)
- How to Install Fiberglass Insulation in Your Attic (video)
- Energy Efficient Windows for Your Home (video)
- How to Choose a Hot Water Heater (article)
- Energy Efficient Geothermal Heat Pumps (video)
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