How to Reduce Energy Use at Home
Welcome back to our blog! If you are in the Culpeper area and are reading this today, you might be at home relaxing and hiding from the April showers. It has been raining all day and we are starting to think that maybe mother earth is just celebrating by raining on its special day.
Today is Earth Day, so we are dedicating this post to our earth. All of us want to do our part in reducing our carbon footprint, and we believe that the best way to start helping our earth is by making changes at home. So what can you do at home to reduce energy use? Many things!
You can do simple things like turning off the lights when you are not using them. Or unplugging electronics that you do not need. These are often overlooked because we tend to forget as we are hurrying off to work or as we began to do other things. A good way to overcome this could be by installing “smart” lighting. You can turn off your lights with an app or by clapping. Cool, huh?
Speaking of lighting, we know you have heard of LED. Mostly all of phones and TVs use it. But you can also replace your current light bulbs with LED ones. These light bulbs use way less energy than standard ones and last longer. So it will be a while before you replace one.
Replacing all your appliances with EnergyStar appliances is also a good way to reduce energy. While these appliances cost more than other ones, they are worth it! Not only will you be saving the earth, but you will be saving money on your energy bill.
And how can we help you reduce your home’s energy use?
We can offer you two great ways to reduce energy use: Windows and Siding.
Your home needs to be properly insulated so that your heating and cooling system is not working extra hard in heating and cooling your home. Due to lack of proper insulation, many homeowners end up using more energy than they need, which ends up in high energy bills. We provide all kinds of energy-efficient siding that will keep your home comfortable and your electricity bill low.
A lot of air escapes through standard windows. So your windows could be letting your cold air or warm air escape. Do not allow drafts to raise your energy use! Our energy-efficient windows are top-quality and stylish. You won’t have to forego comfort or style.
Being energy-efficient will help our earth and help your pockets. If you are ready to replace your windows or siding, Culpeper Window and Siding is the right choice for you. So go ahead, give us a call.