Energy Saving tips

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Home energy saving has become an obligation in recent years because of the growing cost of energy because of environmental concerns. Here we discuss efficient and easy tips in which you can save your energy in your home.

  • Weathering your home

If your home is not properly insulated, heat may escape through your ceiling, floor and walls. You can save up to 20% in your bills and make your home more comfortable by improving insulation. 

  • Windows

You can save home energy by closing a shade of curtains at night to protect the cold weather and opening during the day to use natural light as the source of the light and warmth in the house.  Replacing a single window with energy stoves can save your energy and make it more comfortable.

  • Saving on heating

Heating accounts for the largest percentage of the energy budget in the houses. Installing a higher efficiency of furnace or boiler can have you up to 30% of heating cost. Condensing boilers or furnaces can even reclaim the heat from steaming exhausts which is normally lost in the chimney. 

  • Saving on cooling

Replace old air conditioners with more efficient and modern ones as it will save you the cost of energy bill. 

  • Thermostats

Did you know that you can save up to 15% in your heating or cooling bill by just adjusting your thermostat by 10 – 15 degrees for 8 hours a day? A programmable thermostat makes this easy whether you are on vacation or on the go but wireless thermostat makes you control remotely using your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

  • Water heaters

Water heating accounts for approximately 20% of your home’s energy cost. Working around the clock to heat water for clothes, dishes and showers needs a more efficient water heater which will save power use. Did you know most of the water heaters are set higher than they are supposed to be? Turn your water heater to the lowest comfortable setting and save

  • Easy water saving devices

Energy efficient shower heads can regulate flow and save water and cut energy cost. Switching one shower head can save 8 gallons of water within 10 minutes of shower. That adds up to quite a turn of money saved within a month.

  • Lighting

Did you know lighting costs up to 25 % of average cost of power or energy budget? Use energy saving bulbs when you need to light your house. During the day emphasize the usage of natural light. So, if you want a window installation in your house or home; please contact Portes et Fenetres Eco Elite.

 

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