When it comes to reducing waste and saving on costs, energy usage is one of the first things you should look at. There are many ways that your home may be losing energy without you even knowing about it. Here are a few ‘fixes’ that help you to save energy costs.
Air leakages through walls
Most of the energy loss around homes is caused by air leakage through walls and gaps around doors and windows. If you are losing heat through your walls, consider insulating them.
If your home has solid walls, it will be a little more difficult, but it can still be done. In this case, you can choose whether to insulate the walls internally or externally. Even though windows do not cause significant energy losses, but they’re still important in the overall picture.
Uninsulated roofs can account for a fourth of heat and energy loss. Insulation of roofs depends on whether you are trying to keep it warm or cool inside your home. You can do this by yourself, or hire professionals if you simply don’t have the time.
Try Not To Leave Windows and Doors Open
It turns out that open doors and windows do cause home energy loss, and this is because of the air rushing in, which then has to be adjusted by your heating or cooling system.
Keeping Your Home Too Warm
When you are going to sleep, try lowering the temperature. The eight hours or so that your home is cooler while you sleep accounts for one-third of the total time in a day, and will save you plenty on your energy bills.
Excessive Air Conditioning
While air conditioning has become somewhat of a necessity, occasionally using alternative cooling methods to cool your homes can be a good idea. Use window coverings, blinds to prevent your home from heating up unnecessarily.
Even drinking sufficient water/juice can help you stay hydrated and make you feel cooler.
Taking care to prevent energy losses can help you keep your bills low. It only requires a bit of time and effort on your part.
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