Want an upgrade your home comfort and savings? See to it that you choose the latest energy-efficient technologies that benefit your convenience, don’t compromise your budget and give helpful care to the environment. Here are 5 of the best green upgrades that you need to consider.
- Programmable Thermostats
With programmable thermostat, you can adjust the temperature in case you’re not in need of much heating or cooling especially when you’re on vacation or at work. This is easily installed and you are in full control of the temperature setting, even when you’re away from home. With the downloadable apps on your smart phones or tablets, you can easily change the temperature to make your home comfortable when you arrive.
- Home Automation Systems
Smart home systems integrate smart alarm systems that include cameras and sensors which can serve as your eyes and ears while away from home. It can also manage the temperature and lighting systems automatically. This can keep your home safe and help reduce your energy consumption by doing automatic adjustment in case you’ve been busy doing your stuff or you can easily manage your home through your smartphones.
- Energy-Efficient Windows
A switch from single-pane to double pane window can be costly upfront but you can always have a return of investment with the lesser cost on your energy consumption. Older windows are more prone to cracks and leaks which cause air escapes and single-paned windows can’t effectively lock heat inside. For better result, add insulation and you can also opt for window coverings.
- Energy-Efficient HVAC System and Energy-Saving Devices
Look for Energy Star rated air conditioning systems and home devices such as hot water heaters and refrigerators to guarantee energy-efficiency. You can also make adjustment on your daily routine to lower you energy consumption. Instead of setting the thermostat high this winter, lower it down a couple degrees and put on sweatshirts and jackets instead.
- LED Lights
LED lights consume lesser energy compared to traditional incandescent lights, and typically last longer. These will not just help your home go green but cut a great portion on your energy consumption bill. You can also opt for smart bulbs to give you full control of your lighting system through remote control system via your smart phones.
Are you in for these helpful upgrades? Call the professionals at Withrow Mechanical. Visit our website for more home energy tips!