Energy is expensive, and you don’t want to be spending more money than necessary every month just to keep the lights on. However, there are so many ways to improve your energy efficiency and create a more sustainable energy dependency.

Here are eight ways you can improve your energy efficiency.

Replace Dated Appliances

Appliances have changed considerably in the past few decades. Technology has advanced to make appliances run more efficiently, all while using less energy. The problem is, you’re probably still working with the models of yesteryear! So look around your home and start considering making a few upgrades to your appliances. 

Insulate Your Pipes and Water Heater

If you’re not going to insulate your entire home, which we recommend you strongly consider doing, then at least insulate your pipes and water heater. You can purchase a water heater jacket that will do most of what you need when insulating your water heater. They’re affordable and easy to install.

Maintain Clean Filters

Air filters, when left unmaintained, can get extremely dirty. Not only is this actually a health hazard, but it is also a significant energy consumer. When your filters are dirty, the energy needed to run the HVAC system doubles, triples or even quadruples. So never neglect your filter maintenance for your health and wallet’s sake.

Insulate Various Rooms In Your Home

When winter rolls around, it’s going to get cold, and your home is going to feel that chill in the air. Adversely, when the Summer rolls around, you’re going to feel the heat. The likeliness is that you’ve got a really good heating and cooling system. Awesome! But, if your home isn’t insulated, that system is working twice as hard to replace all the reproduced and well-regulated air that the heating and cooling system worked so hard to create. Why? There are so many places for that air to escape.

When you insulate your home, you’re giving the air little to zero chance of escaping. When your house can retain the well-regulated temperatures, well, then the heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up. As a result, this ends up saving you a ton of money on your energy bills.

Energy Efficient Lightbulbs

This task is super easy. All you need to do is go out to your favorite hardware store and grab a ton of LED or CFL bulbs to replace all the old energy waiting bulbs. It may seem like it’s a waste of time, or maybe you think the effects will barely be noticeable; you’d be shocked when you start seeing your energy bill go down month-to-month.

Final Thoughts

Suppose you’re looking to make some capital improvements to your property and want to consider insulating your home to improve your energy efficiency. In that case, you should probably give Ottawa Insulations a call. 

We’ve been doing this a while, and we’re some of the best insulation contractors Ottawa has to offer. When it comes to insulation, when it comes to local insulation companies Ottawa, we’re the best around town.

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