They improve the look of your home, increase comfort and reduce energy costs. Look for insulated shades and curtains. Those with heavier materials and multiple layers are most effective.
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Let the warm sunlight in to help lower heating bills and reduce the need for additional lighting.
Closed window dressings help keep rooms cooler and prevent the loss of cooled air. This is particularly helpful on extremely hot days.
Keep direct sunlight from shining into rooms and you'll not only keep everyone cooler, you'll also reduce cooling costs.
It can significantly reduce the amount of direct sunshine entering through windows, thereby reducing cooling costs. A contractor specializing in energy efficiency can help select the right products for your application.
Significant amounts of warmth in winter and coolness in summer escape up the chimney. A fireplace insert will dramatically reduce these losses. Hire a chimney maintenance or weatherization vendor to install fireplace inserts. Keep your damper closed unless a fire is burning to prevent up to 8% of heated air from going up the chimney.
Exterior wood, especially when poorly protected by paint, tends to deteriorate rapidly and losing its structural, aesthetic and thermal properties. Repairing and repainting these areas is typically an easy DIY project.
It's easier for a clean humidifier to maintain your preferred humidity setting. Make sure to clean your humidifier each month and set it to 20% (or as close as possible) to save energy.
Raising the temperature settings of your AC will use less electricity and have little impact to comfort.
Electric clothes dryers can be much more expensive to run than gas dryers. This is especially true of older and lower cost models, and the difference is much more significant in homes with large numbers of people and laundry.