The Most Effective Ways to Make Your Home an Energy Saving Machine

The Most Effective Ways to Make Your Home an Energy Saving Machine

Nobody likes forking out enormous sums of money every month to pay for their energy. While water and electric aren’t usually the culprits that break the bank, air conditioning during those hot summer months and heat during the never ending winter does.

While there are certainly little life hacks everybody can implement into their lifestyles to save themselves the extra energy, there are some extremely effective tactics you can use to make your home an energy saving machine. You ready for them? Here they are:

Invest in Insulation

When buying an already built home, you’re not going to have to luxury of choosing what insulation goes into your attic. You can always do some home renovation to improve on things, but chances are good that this is not the route you’re going to want to go. If that’s the case, there’s other things you can do to save energy, as will be described later.

If you are able to choose insulation for your home, you’re going to want to put research into picking the right kind for your circumstance. Not all insulation is equal, but investing in the right kind will dramatically cut your energy bills from the beginning. It’s a very worthwhile investment.

Manage Your Consumption

If the insulation tip won’t work for you, you’ll have to cut back and managing energy in other ways. A simple way to do this is to manage your consumption on a couple of different levels.

You can change your habits by turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth or scrubbing the dishes, you can take shorter showers, or at least do the old military trick and rise off, turn the water off while you soap up, and rinse again…or you can make sure that when you do laundry, every load is full. This simple changes will amaze you with how much you save.

Close the Doors

The simplest things make a world of difference. Do you have a habit of leaving the door open when you run to your car? Do you leave the door open when you put your dog on the leash in the backyard? Do you keep all doors in your home open at all times?

If you are more mindful of closing doors, you’ll cut down on the amount of heat or cool air that is able to escape outside at a massive rate. If you want to keep the house cool but only spend your time upstairs, close the vents to the basement and make sure the doors are also closed. This redirects the air to where it’s needed most.

Start with these tricks to make your home an energy saving machine. If it’s not enough, add to the list one thing at a time. Reconstruct your lifestyle and you’ll see amazing savings with a pretty minimal amount of work.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.