8 Small Things You Can Do to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Typically, when experts provide tips for making your home energy efficient, common suggestions are installing solar panels, replacing old windows with dual pane glass, and upgrading older appliances that consume more energy than today’s efficient ones. These suggestions will all improve the energy consumption in your home, but at a cost.

The initial investment for these steps can be expensive, and not a possibility for some homeowners at this time. There are, however, several more affordable things you can do that will make your home more eco-friendly and provide savings in energy bills.

Reduce Your Home’s Energy Consumption with These Steps

These 8 tips provide quick ways you can make your home more energy efficient. Many of these can be completed by one or two people with limited handyman experience and tools you can find at your local hardware store. A few can cost a bit more and require professional installation, but result in more savings. They are:

  1. Seal Cracks — The spaces around windows and doors can loosen over time, leaving small cracks that let air through. Use caulking to seal up the cracks and prevent air escaping or coming into your home.

With these tips, you can create a more energy efficient home and save money each month on energy costs.

Deimira Paa Baidoo is a marketer and custom home builder in Calgary. His companies include Melcom Homes and Melcom Group.