Over the last twenty years homeowners have become more aware of the perks of having an energy efficient home. You have probably even noticed appliance manufacturers proudly declaring their different appliances as energy star rated. What is energy efficiency? What does it mean to have an energy efficient home? What are some ways that you can increase the energy efficiency of your home?
Energy Efficient Home Designs
The business dictionary defines energy efficiency as the percentage of total energy input to a machine or equipment that is consumed in useful work and not wasted as useless heat. What does that mean for homeowners? Basically the more your home has to work to maintain your style of living, the higher your energy efficiency is. If your home is energy efficient the flow of the air, heat, and moisture through the building is more effectively controlled. As those three things are controlled effectively your home is able to maintain moderate temperatures using less energy. When you use less energy your utility bills are lower and you produce fewer greenhouse gasses, which is good for you and the environment. An additional benefit of having an energy efficient home is an increase in your home’s resale value.
Insulation & Other Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home
So what can homeowners do to improve household energy efficiency? All homes have some sort of insulation in the walls and attic, but many times the insulation is not that effective. Many homeowners will upgrade the insulation in the walls and attic to help slow the rate that heat flows out of your house in the winter or into the house in the summer. Windows are another area that can significantly increase the efficiency of your home. Replacing old or leaky windows with energy star rated windows can help boost your home become more energy efficient. Using energy efficient light bulbs, purchasing energy star rated appliances, and improving the efficiency of your hot water system can also help your home become more energy efficient.
Benefits of Insulating Garage Door
Another way to improve your energy efficiency is to make sure that your garage door is insulated. If your garage door is not already insulated you can add insulation to it yourself with insulation kits. Insulation kits can be purchased at your local home improvement stores. You can find tips for installing the insulation online to maximize the benefits. You can also purchase a garage door that is already insulated. There are many energy star rated garage doors on the market right now. Our technicians at AAA Action Garage Doors would be happy to review your options with you and make a recommendation that would be the best fit for your house. Having your garage door insulated can provide many benefits to homeowners. Garage door insulation will save energy that is required to cool or heat your home. Saving energy will also help you save money on your energy bill. Insulated garage doors are also more durable and quieter than non-insulated versions.
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If reducing your utility bills and reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses produced by your house sound good to you, you should take a look at your house and see what steps you want to take towards making your home more energy efficient. If upgrading your garage door is in your future, give us a call today here at AAA Action Doors!