Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient


Whole Home

An energy-efficient home starts with considering ways to reduce your overall footprint. A quality home solar installation is going to save you thousands of dollars over the life of your home. You can find solar panels that blend in with your roof to improve the aesthetics while also providing energy savings. 

In addition to home solar panels, take a look at your windows to make sure you don’t have any cracks or gaps that could be aiding in energy loss. Seal any deficiencies to prevent energy loss. If you have old, single-pane windows, consider investing in double-pane options to improve your overall footprint while lowering your monthly bills.

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Your kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in the home, so it’s safe to say that there is a lot of potential for energy savings. If you own older appliances, they may be the biggest culprits for energy loss. Invest in energy-efficient options that use less electricity and gas. After investing in more efficient appliances, consider purchasing cookware that will conduct heat more efficiently, such as copper options. 

Rather than washing your dishes by hand, opt for a dishwasher. Dishwashers often produce water more efficiently than you would be running the tap while you scrub your dishes by hand.   

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After investing in a home solar installation and energy-efficient kitchen, it’s time to consider ways to reduce your carbon footprint in your bathroom. Showering produces significant amounts of water, which can be wasteful, especially if you have a large family. Since you can’t, and shouldn’t, stop showering together, opt to install a low-flow showerhead, which produces less water to save you money and energy. Check your faucets to make sure they aren’t leaky; a small leak can add up over time and shouldn’t be ignored.

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Bedroom and Living Room

Whether it’s your bedroom, living room, or any other location in the house that has a television, you can save energy. Look for Energy Star televisions, which are made to be efficient. Smart TVs are also a great option because they have sensors that turn the television off after being idle, so you don’t waste energy running a unit that isn’t being used. 

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If you don’t regularly use your attic, you may not think about how much energy can be lost through this space. However, attics are a major source of energy loss, so check yours to see if there are any gaps or inefficiencies. If you upgrade your attic’s insulation, you’ll see major energy savings and lower monthly utility bills. 


Households with conservatories can use up to 13% more energy when heating this room, mainly due to a lack of proper insulation. That’s why more and more homeowners are opting for conservatory roof insulation; not only to improve energy efficiency and cut down on utility bills, but to make it a room that can be enjoyed all year round. 

Whether you choose home solar installation, investing in newer appliances, or re-insulating your attic, you’re doing your part to help the environment by reducing your overall carbon footprint. Thanks to Freedom Solar Power for consulting.


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