15 Mar Home Energy Upgrades Guide

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Home Energy Upgrades Guide


Home Improvement, Harry Riahi


1- Add Attic Insulation:

Attic insulation will prevent heated and cooled air from escaping through the top of the home.

2- Increase Wall Insulation:

Better insulation helps to keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer, providing more comfort and lower energy bills.

3- Upgrade Basement Wall Insulation:

A properly insulated basement helps to prevent heat loss and mold-causing condensation. It also makes for a more comfortable living space.

4- Air Sealing:

Air leakage means a furnace will need to work harder to heat a home. Proper sealing will prevent drafts, for more comfort and lower energy bills ...

5- Replace Windows:

Better windows help to prevent costly drafts and condensation. They also allow for solar gains, which heat the home, and solar shading, which helps cool the home.

6- Convert Furnace:

Installing a high-efficiency furnace provides improved climate control, energy savings and a more comfortable indoor environment overall.

7- Upgrade Water Heater:

A high-efficiency or tankless water heater can reduce natural gas consumption, saving the homeowner money.

8- Drain Water Heat Recovery System:

Drain Water Heat Recovery units preheat the water going into the water tank with warm water from the shower or dishwasher, so the water tank doesn't have to work as hard. The water heater will use less energy, for lower bills.

9- Exposed Floor:

Insulating the underside of floors exposed to

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