Improving energy usage habits and becoming more energy efficient is not only a good way to save our hard-earned money, it also happens to be a way to live a more sustainable life. To put it simply, using energy more efficiently puts less stress on resources and our environment.
You may be looking for ways to improve your own home energy efficiency, which is the very best place to start when you’re trying to make a difference that results in a positive impact. Below, Geneverse discusses ways you can make adjustments that will make you more energy efficient.
Updating or upgrading your insulation will help you save anywhere from 10% to 50% on your heating bill, according to This Old House. New insulation will help you home stay cooler in the summer while keeping warm during the winter season, which should have you seeing a decrease on your energy bill.
A great place to start is your attic, if applicable. An insulation upgrade in your attic will help ensure your home doesn’t get too hot during the summer months.
Monitor Energy Use/Consumption
One of the most effective ways to change the world is to change ourselves – and one simple way to change our energy consumption habits is to start taking a closer look at them.
Monitor your energy usage throughout the day. Are there any points for improvement? Do you tend to leave any lights on or get a little extravagant with the thermostat? Do you run appliances that use a lot of energy during peak usage hours? These are all common areas where we can improve our habits, save a little bit of money, and do our part in making the world a more sustainable place.
Maximizing natural lighting will help you use less artificial light. You can achieve this by utilizing a skylight and/or clerestory windows. If you’re not really looking to do any remodeling, there are also products such as light shelves that will help bounce light deep into a living space. Light tubes are also helpful for amplifying low-level light.
Working with an Energy Assessor
When looking to improve home energy efficiency, it is beneficial to take a “whole home” approach. If you’re a bit out of your element, you can work with an energy assessor to get an idea of your Home Energy Score as well as help you determine ways to cut cost and maximize energy efficiency.
How Solar Can Help with Energy Efficiency
Switching to solar power is the ultimate power move when it comes to boosting energy efficiency. The Geneverse PowerPillar ESS helps homeowners truly own their power for good and represents the most cost-efficient energy storage system available on the market.
Turn the sun’s rays into usable energy. Use that energy during good times and unforeseeable circumstances. Send excess energy to the grid and save on your power bill, all while reducing your carbon footprint and shifting to clean, green energy.
About Geneverse: Geneverse is the most reliable and cost-efficient source for solar energy. Our PowerPillar ESS integrates solar power, battery storage, not to mention grid and generator power sources that help our customers get the most out of their energy storage investment – all at the most competitive pricing on the market. We craft complete home energy systems that power energy independence rain or shine in addition to portable solar products that provide decentralized power during emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about Geneverse and how we can bring protection and security to your family/household by visiting our website today.