It doesn’t matter if you’re planning small fixes or major renovations, consider making energy efficiency upgrades. These simple fixes will help lower your consumption and energy bills and add value to your home. Bottini Fuel is in the energy business, but they still feel that we need to save as much energy as we can, so we can minimize the greenhouse gasses that we produce every day.
Tips and Tricks
No matter who you are, you are leaving a carbon footprint. We are constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to minimize that footprint. So, if you take a look at the list we have compiled, you too can minimize your carbon footprint and leave a planet that future generations will be proud of.
- Thermostat – Even today, most homes have a manual thermostat. Whether it be the old analog or the new digital models, it is still something that you have to adjust on a near constant basis. The weather is changing outside, and we need to turn it up. When the weather starts to heat up in a few months, we are going to need to turn it back down. Sometimes you want a different temperature for day and night. That manual unit has you constantly adjusting it. With a programmable one, you can set it for seasons, days of the week, and times of the day. This cuts down on the energy bill at the end of the year.
- Air leaks – No house is ever 100% airtight and shouldn’t be for fire safety. However, you can reduce the number of air leaks in the house and significantly cut down on your energy bill. Make sure to check all the weather stripping and the caulking around your house and make the necessary repairs to cut down on overusing the electricity.
- Bulbs – Slowly but surely, the bad lightbulbs are being used up. We are no longer allowed to have less than 75-watt lightbulbs that were from the past. They simply use more energy than they provide us in light. However, the compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or light emitting diode (LED) lights use far less energy than the light they produce.
- Insulation – This can be a costly bill to pay but will save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in the long run. Properly insulated homes will hold the temperature we desire for a longer period of time. Additionally, you need to remember to insulate your pipes. This will save you on heating the water that you intend on using in your house. If the water coming in is a little warmer, you can spend less energy to heat the water in your hot water heater.
Having an energy efficient home is very important to Bottini Fuel. It makes a better planet for all of us to live on now and will make a better planet for future generations to live on. So, follow the tips that we provided you above and you will be well on your way to lowering your carbon footprint.