Top Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency in Older Homes

Top Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency in Older Homes

Older homes have charm, character, craftsmanship, and sturdy construction. But for all their attractions, they can also be drafty, expensive to heat, and difficult to cool. If you’re the type that can’t resist a house that reminds you of your great-grandma’s place, we’ve got some top ways to increase energy efficiency in older homes.

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Creating an Energy-Efficient Summertime Cooling Apparatus in Your Home

Creating an Energy-Efficient Summertime Cooling Apparatus in Your Home

As most homeowners will tell you, cooling an entire residence during the summer months can be financially strenuous. The hotter the weather, the more you can expect to pay in utility costs. This is particularly true for households that run their AC around the clock – which can not only prove expensive, but also detrimental to the environment. Fortunately, it’s entirely possible to effectively cool your home while reducing your family’s carbon footprint. As you’ll find, creating an energy-efficient summertime cooling apparatus is well within the abilities of any homeowner.

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7 Steps to a Solar Powered Home

People switch to solar for a variety of reasons.

Besides generating electricity that is completely pollution-free, solar has a full life-cycle pollutant level that is much lower than any fossil fuel (after accounting for manufacturing and the rest of the supply chain). 

By generating your own electricity, you reduce your reliance on the utilities and protect yourself from future price increases. For those who are truly committed to being independent, they can add batteries to their homes and be disconnected from the grid.

Despite all these compelling reasons to go solar, there are some relatively easy and even free things you should do around your house first, before you invest heavily in solar panels. Some of these are obvious, but others are little vampires that you may not even realize are draining your energy and money.

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