How to Make Your Connecticut Home More Sustainable
By Your Fiderio Expert Oct 26, 2015
A sustainable home is one that is energy efficient while decreasing the production of greenhouse gases, waste and environmental degradation. Many simple fixes or upgrades around your home will reduce your energy bills while increasing your homes protection.
Installing Bathroom Exhaust Fans.
Believe it or not your bathroom exhaust fans can expel a houseful of warm or cool air within an hour. The maximum amount of time you should have your bathroom exhaust vent on is for 20 minutes. This will help alleviate the steam or odor from your bathroom without driving up your heating costs.
Adding New Blinds, Drapes, Curtains
One of the most sustainable ways to heat your home is to use the endless power of the sun. During the colder months you can leave your curtains open to let the heat of the sun in, warming your home at no cost. In the warmer months you can reduce that amount of sun exposure by keeping your blinds closed. Curtains and blinds are some of the least expensive ways of increasing your homes sustainability.
Insulate Your Attic and Basement
The insulation of your highest and lowest floors is often overlooked and can be sucking the heat from your home, literally. Your basement and attic are prone to leaks and drafts that skyrocket your heating and cooling costs if they are not properly insulated. By insulating your basement celling and attic floors you can keep your home at a more consistent temperature saving you money.
Lower Your Thermostat During the Day
When you aren’t home one of the best ways to save money and make your home more sustainable is to lower your thermostat a few degrees. This will help reduce your costs and will not affect your homes temperature when you are there.
Check the Weather Stripping for Your Windows & Doors
Weather stripping is often damaged or rotted due to age and exposure. By replacing your weather stripping you can stop drafts around your windows and doors.
Are Your Home’s Windows and Doors Energy Efficient?
Many Connecticut homeowners look past one of the most obvious inefficiencies house, their windows and doors. By replacing your windows and entry doors with more efficient Harvey windows and doors as well as Therma-Tru Fiber-Classic front doors. These new additions to your home will produce immediate results bettering your energy efficiency.
Fiderio & Sons
The CT home improvement staff at Fiderio & Sons Home Remodeling Company are Energy Efficient Experts. They sell ENERGY STAR products and provide services to create energy efficient homes whether they are new homes or old, beautiful, and drafty New England homes.