If you are looking for ways to cut your energy costs or just want to do something good for the environment, there are plenty of great energy-efficiency tips you can review to help boost your home’s energy efficiency. The more of these tips that you use, the higher your overall average energy savings!
1. Upgrade to Modern Iron Doors
Modern iron doors offer better energy efficiency than other types of materials. Wrought iron doors are filled with superior insulating materials to stop heat-loss transfer to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Plus, you will appreciate how iron exterior doors add to the curb appeal of your home.
2. Get a Cool Roof
Cool roofs are growing in popularity in southern states where temperatures can get quite hot. The roofing materials reflect heat-generating sunlight, instead of absorbing it, to keep the home cooler.
3. Upgrade to Double-Paned Windows
Double-paned windows offer better insulation than single-paned windows. There are also special types of glass that are more resistant to heat-loss transfer you can choose for even more insulating protection.
4. Install Light-Blocking Blinds or Curtains
On windows that get direct sunlight, light-blocking blinds or curtains will help prevent those rooms from getting too hot and causing your air conditioner to run more often.
5. Add More Attic Insulation
The attic is one area of the home that is easy to access to add more insulation. You can use loose-fill or rolled insulation. Just place it over the existing insulation.
6. Upgrade to Smart LED Bulbs
Smart LED bulbs are great to install throughout the house. Not only do they use less electricity, but you can also control them remotely through an app on your smartphone. You can change the brightness level, create light schedules, and more.
7. When Not in Use Shut It Off
Get into the habit of shutting off lights, TVs, gaming systems, and other such things when they are not being used. Avoid putting devices into “sleep mode” as they will still use some electricity.
8. Upgrade to an Insulated Iron Garage Door
A new insulated iron garage door will go well with your new wrought iron front door. An insulated garage door helps reduce extreme temperatures in the garage in the winter and summer and improves the energy efficiency of your home.
9. Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Appliances
When replacing appliances, look for ones that are Energy Star® rated and have energy-efficient features.
10. Only Do Full Loads of Laundry
Wait until you have a full load of laundry before washing clothes. Otherwise, running multiple smaller loads uses more water and electricity.
11. Install a Clothesline
Instead of running your dryer, hang clothes on a clothesline outside and let Mother Nature dry your clothes.
12. Avoid Doing Dishes by Hand
You will use less water and dish soap by running full loads of dirty dishes in your dishwasher, especially if it is a newer, energy-efficient model.
13. Adjust Register Vents
If there are rooms in your home you do not use that often, partially or fully close the register vent and close the door.
14. Adjust the Thermostat a Few Degrees
By turning up the thermostat a few degrees in summer and down a few degrees in winter, you will notice your heating and cooling costs are less.
By using these great energy-efficiency tips, you can improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your energy bills. To find the perfect modern iron doors and wrought iron garage door for your home, please feel free to browse our selection online now!
You can also contact Universal Iron Doors at 818-771-1003 for further information about our customization options and designing custom doors or to request a free quote today!