Three Reasons to Make Your House More Energy Efficient
Here at Alps, we talk a lot about reducing your energy use. However, we wanted to take the time to explain how reducing your energy use affects you and those around you. Although there are a lot of secondary benefits of reducing your energy use, there are three primary reasons to make your house more efficient.
Reduce Your Bills
Let’s be honest for a minute. If reducing your energy meant your bills went up, it probably wouldn’t be a priority for most people. The good news is that when you save energy, you save money as well. Depending on the size, location and efficiency of your home, the money you save can be significant. Whether it’s sealing and insulating your home, installing a new HVAC system, or replacing your ducts, all of these will reduce your home’s energy use and save you money as well.
Reduce Environmental Impact
Decreasing your energy use has a big impact on the environment. It takes resources in the form of gas, electricity, water, etc to keep your home comfortable. By making your house more efficient, you use fewer resources and have a smaller impact on the environment. There are a lot more people now who are trying to create homes that don’t require any energy than what they produce on the property. This self-created energy is often in the form of solar panels, geo-thermal technology or from one of the many other new ways energy can be created on your property.
Making your home more efficient will make your home more comfortable as well. For example, if you have a heater that is old and doesn’t heat your home very well, it’s going to be constantly running to keep your home warm. This might make some rooms warm, while others are cooler. Along the same lines, if your home isn’t insulated very well, there can be rooms that are cooler or have drafts in them. By properly insulating and sealing your home, it will increase the comfort level in your home as well.
There are a lot of benefits when you reduce the energy use in your home. If you are interested in learning more or want us to do an energy audit on your home, please contact us at 800-994-2577. We would love to answer any questions you have and show how we can help!