2018 Home Upgrade Guide

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2018 Home Upgrade Guide

Are you tired of wasting precious energy resources? Thinking about upgrading your home to be more energy efficient? Well you’re in luck! Here is our shocking energy saving guide for 2018:

Magnetic Vent Covers

What’s more exciting than air vents? Well, vent covers, of course! Simply using covers to block central air flow to unused rooms can save a surprising amount on heating and cooling costs. Cost: Low

Low-Flow Showerheads

Did you know that heating water can account for up to 12% of your energy bill? Typically either electricity or gas is used to heat water, so the less hot water you use, the less energy needed. Water companies also use energy to purify and pump water to your facility, so saving water can reduce both your water and energy bills. Water saving measures like low flow shower heads, faucet aerators, and fixing pipes can make a huge impact on your daily energy consumption. No pressure! Cost: Low

Insulated Windows

Believe it or not, 25-30% of heat gain or loss can be attributed to poorly insulated windows! Investing in double glazing or other window insulation techniques will “clear up” your monthly energy costs. Cost: Medium

Convection Oven

Only cooking for yourself or a couple of people? Convection ovens, which utilize fans to better circulate hot air, heat food faster and use one-third to one-half as much energy as full-sized ovens. Bake in those sweet savings! Cost: Medium

Solar Panels

Solar panels have recently become less expensive than ever and are a great way to harness the power of the sun. Also, MCE’s net energy metering program means that any excess energy you generate will be credited to you at an above-market rate price. It’s a bright idea! Cost: High

Looking to do even more? In case you missed it, find more energy saving tips on our previous post, 6 Good Deeds the Earth (& Your Wallet) Will Thank You For.

By |2018-09-27T14:18:20+00:00June 13th, 2018|Sustainability, NEM, The RE-Source|0 Comments