Tips for Building an Energy-Efficient Home

Remodeling your home isn’t just about improving the aesthetics of your space. Of course, you want your home to look good, but you also want your space to save you money. Here are some tips on how you can build a more energy-efficient home.

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Energy efficiency has countless benefits. For one, an energy-efficient home is an eco-friendly home that helps you reduce your carbon footprint. Additionally, an energy-efficient home is an affordable home to run and maintain. 

When you purchase a home, you likely pay attention to the cost of the home, the cost of a mortgage, and the cost of property tax. However, you may overlook how much it costs to power your space. A home requires electricity, gas, and running water. All of these things cost money, but they can cost less money when you make energy-efficient improvements to your home.

Start with your kitchen appliances. Modern fridges are notably more efficient than older models. You can also add a faucet aerator to improve efficiency. If you have a dishwasher in your home, you can be more efficient by only running it when it is full.

Up next is the bathroom. Did you know old shower heads are less efficient than newer ones? You can also switch out your ordinary lightbulbs for LED options in your vanity. If you have a heated towel holder, floor, or toilet seat, run these heaters on a timer to save energy.

Did you know you can change the direction of your ceiling fan? During the summer, your fan should run counterclockwise to keep your home cool. However, during the winter, you can change the direction clockwise to heat your home. Using ceiling fans more often than HVAC units can make your home more efficient.

Don’t forget to replace your windows if they are aging. Older windows can have leaks that let hot air in during the summer and cold air in during the winter. This makes it more difficult to control the temperature in your house, which requires more energy.

These are just some of the simple changes that make a big difference in your home. For additional assistance in making your space more eco-friendly and efficient, get in touch with Nutter Custom Construction. You can reach us by phone at 941-924-1868 for a consultation.

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