Going Green for St. Patricks Day
As you are getting your green outfit ready for St. Patrick’s Day this year, why not get your home ready as well? Your home cannot necessarily have a green outfit, but there may be some easy changes that you can make in your home to ensure that your home is more “green”. Having an energy efficient home is a great way to increase the value of your home, lower your monthly bills, and minimize your carbon footprint.
First, start by doing an energy-efficient audit. You want to make sure that you know where your home currently stands and how you can make improvements that are actually going to matter. Call your local energy company and ask them if they can do an energy audit for your home. Once you know where you are losing energy, you can start making the necessary changes to increase efficiency in your home.
A common problem with homes is a lack of insulation and adequate sealing. You want to make sure that your home is insulated and sealed properly so that the air that you are paying to heat or cool will actually stay in your home. By plugging up leaks that are going to let cold and hot air slip into your home, you may be able to minimize your heating and cooling bills right off of the bat. You can use caulk, spray foam or even weather stripping can all be efficient ways of sealing up your home.
What are you waiting for? Get your home audited today! Then, start making some energy efficient home changes to get ready for your St. Patrick’s Day!