Reducing Carbon Footprint In Your Home
Most of us are interested in being as green as possible. We may have done an assessment of our home and lifestyle and determined that we were using too much energy, something that can be corrected in a number of different ways. If you would like to lower your carbon footprint, here are a few suggestions which can help you to make changes efficiently and quickly.
One of the first things that you should consider is the areas which tend to lose the majority of the heat or air conditioning from inside of the home. If you have a thermal scanner, you will see that the majority of the heat escapes around the doors and through the windows. It is not only important for you to seal up those areas, you should also replace your existing windows with new fiberglass windows or upgraded wood windows (Source: Wood Windows by AAA Windows 4 Less). In doing so, you’re not only going to save money because of using less electricity, you are going to be applying for a tax rebate in many cases because of choosing something that is energy efficient.
You should also consider other ways that you can save energy without impacting your lifestyle too heavily. One thing that you may want to consider is installing a programmable thermostat which will allow you to automatically adjust the temperature of the home during the times of day when you are asleep or at work. You will find that this cuts back on your energy bill very quickly and you will continue to save money, month after month as a result of installing this simple device.