You have done all you can on the inside of your home to make it as energy efficient as possible. But have you considered all of the places outside of your home that you may be wasting energy? Here are a few tips that can help save you additional money and energy.
Properly Sized Heating and Cooling Systems
Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to heating and cooling equipment. Oversized equipment can be very loud, and tend to run more than what is necessary thus shortening the overall lifespan of the system. Undersized equipment is less efficient, which cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system. Need help? Contact New England Home Energy.
Something as small as switching from regular light bulbs to Energy Star qualified LED bulbs can save you up to 75% on your lighting cost immediately. To save energy on outside lighting, you can also replace lighting fixtures with ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures, some of which are very eye appealing for decorative purposes which come in a wide variety of styles. Setting up outside lights on a motion sensor allowing them to turn themselves on and off not only saves you energy and money but also builds in an extra security measure keeping would be thieves away from a well-lit home.
Drive Less and Save Energy
As always driving less and using less fossil fuel will in the long run allow you to save energy. Carpooling or using public transportation whenever possible could leave less of a carbon footprint. Alternative means of travel such as biking, roller skating or simply walking utilizes no fossil fuels, leaves behind no carbon footprint and are great forms of exercise providing excellent health benefits.