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Many people don’t know the simple but effective ways to saving energy at home. You may be of the opinion that insulation is used only for protection against the whipping winds in the winter season. However, it also keeps the home cooler during summers. You can observe significant savings in the energy bills the whole year round. In fact, it is proven that insulation can save 20% of the cooling and heating costs.
Therefore, the first and foremost thing to do is to check the insulation in your home. A good insulating system provides protection from cold and hot temperatures. You should ensure that it does not have air leaks and also controls its moisture. Alternatively, if you do not have an insulation device, then below mentioned are some reasons why you require one.
• You need a device if your home is old. Insulation was provided to only 20% of the houses which were built before 1980.
• You must buy a device if your home is awfully cold in winters and extremely hot during summers. Adding insulation will give a uniform temperature.
• When you are building a new house and installing a roof or a slide, you must add insulation.
• When the energy bills are mounting, insulation will be of great help to you.
• If the outside noise bothers you, insulation will muffle the sound.
You need to insulate under the roof or the attic floor. Also, you can confirm with the contractor or My Choice Energy rep for basement insulation or crawl space. The following are some of the energy saving tips to follow when insulation and sealing your house:
Attic: First confirm the amount of insulation remaining, and then add 12 inches of pink insulation product. If there are cracks which are visible through the attic floorboards, then you can add fiberglass batting. It is the most popular type of attic insulation. Check for forced air cooling and heating ducts when you are in the attic. Ensure that it has efficient sealing. If not, then you can seal with a product named duct sealant.
Windows: You will see a big difference in the energy savings at your home when you seal leaky windows. Leaky windows let the air and heat go out of the room. Use weather-stripping and caulk for sealing the windows. You can choose from foam, felt, metal weather-stripping and vinyl. You should be aware that sealing your windows is a time-consuming project, although it is not difficult. Further, you can have energy efficient windows if you insulate the windows with shades and blinds which block solar heat during summers.
Doors: Just like the windows, you can caulk and weather-strip the doors. Doors can be major sources of leaks. For reducing door drafts, you can install door sweeps at the door bottoms.
Naturally, there are various ways to save energy in a house. Sometimes, people are only concerned about the interior of the house but you need to think of both the inside and the outside for saving energy. Saving energy is simple, and there are many ways to save energy. You can check out our FREE 65 page report where you get the top 7 insider secrets to saving energy at home.
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