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3 Ways to Limit Your Home's Carbon Emissions

The transition away from traditional energy sources in your home can be daunting. However, using alternative energy sources, can save you money while also maximizing the impact of the energy you use. This is an important step in combating climate change.

Here are three ways you can improve the efficiency of your home’s energy use. Some of these steps can result in significant cost savings on utility bills, increase your home’s value, and provide other benefits.

1. Perform home weatherization

There are plenty of steps you can take to weatherize your home and maximize the impact of your energy use every season. Ensure your home has proper insulation, window coverings, and air sealings, to keep your heat or air conditioning from escaping.

2. Invest in solar panels

Solar panels use the sun's energy to generate electricity for your home. Solar energy is an effective way to reduce your monthly bills. Although there is an investment up-front, this investment will pay for itself within a few years.

This is an easy way for homeowners to generate their own sustainable, clean energy while also saving money.

3. Install a programmable thermostat

A programmable thermostat allows you to control temperatures, and thus energy consumption, according to your family’s routines. Turn down the temperature when everyone leaves for work in the morning, and then turn it back up just before they return from school or work. This saves both your HVAC system, and your home’s energy consumption.

These are just a few ways to get started with renewable energy in your home. If you’re interested in taking the next step to improve your home’s efficiency, give us a call today!


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