Did you know that your home is losing energy constantly, even during this very moment? While some energy loss is inevitable, you can nevertheless control the amount you lose. The less energy you lose, the less money you will lose. Plus, reducing energy loss can help the environment by minimizing your carbon footprint.
However, before you can fix your energy loss, you must find out where you’re losing energy in the first place. Below are the top five places for energy loss in American homes:
Windows and doors
Drafty doors and windows are one of the biggest contributors to energy loss in your home. This is because the act of cooling and heating your home requires the most energy out of all your appliances. If, for example, you start losing your cool air due to a poorly sealed window, then that means your air conditioner must work overtime to make up for the loss.
Appliances and electronics
From dishwashers and air conditioners to TVs and lamps, all your appliances require energy to operate. Different devices require different amounts of energy. Your lamp, for instance, will draw less electricity than your dishwasher. While you still need your dishwasher and your lamp, investing in newer versions of these appliances can help reduce your energy consumption. Newer products are built with newer, more energy-efficient technology that will reduce energy loss in the long-run.
Air ducts are required to move air throughout your home. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to properly heat or cool our homes. However, leaky ducts will do a poor job of cooling and heating your home, resulting in high energy bills and uncomfortable homes. Just as with leaky doors and windows, your air conditioner and heating units will have to work overtime just to warm or cool your home.
Insulation helps to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. How? By keeping the air inside your home from escaping, and preventing the air outside your home from sneaking in. In other words, insulation acts as a barrier between you and the outside world. However, if you have poor insulation, then you have a weak barrier and you’ll be wasting more energy trying to heat or cool your home.
Empire Clean Energy Supply can help you reduce energy loss in your home or business. Contact us today to learn about our solar energy systems.