How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient: Strategies for Every Season
Nature’s way of keeping our environment balanced also provides us with unique ways to keep our homes energy efficient. Harnessing the power of each season can lead to impressive energy savings.
Make the Best Use of Seasonal Changes
In winter, make use of the heat from the sun. Open curtains on south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill from cold windows. Summer has the opposite strategy: keep your curtains closed during the day to prevent the sun from heating up your home. When the sun sets, and temperatures drop, open those windows to let the cool breeze in.
Insulation and Sealing: Keeping the Elements at Bay
Nothing can ruin a home’s energy efficiency faster than drafts. In both hot and cold seasons, cracks in your home can allow the outside elements to affect your indoor comfort. By sealing these leaks and properly insulating your home, you can maintain a consistent temperature year-round, ultimately saving energy.
Optimize Your Appliances
Your appliances and systems use a significant amount of energy. Maintaining and upgrading them can yield considerable savings. For instance, an ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerator uses about 15% less energy than non-certified models. Similarly, maintaining your HVAC system, including regular filter changes, can improve its efficiency, thus lowering energy use.
Energy Efficient Homes with French Brothers
One of the easiest ways to live in an energy-efficient home is to start with a house that’s been designed with efficiency in mind. French Brothers, the premier home builder in New Mexico, focuses on creating homes that are more energy efficient from the get-go. We build communities throughout the area with homes that have been thoughtfully designed to take advantage of energy-saving strategies. These include state-of-the-art insulation, high-quality windows, energy-efficient appliances and intelligent design that maximizes natural light and airflow.
By integrating energy-saving features from the beginning, French Brothers homes make energy efficiency a reality for homeowners. Our homes are built to higher standards than most, ensuring you enjoy comfort, savings and a greener lifestyle.
Going the Extra Mile
While French Brothers homes are incredibly energy efficient, there are always additional measures homeowners can take to make their homes even more energy efficient. These could be slight changes like using energy-saving light bulbs, installing programmable thermostats or simply being mindful of your energy consumption habits.
Create Your Energy-Efficient Future Today
The key to energy efficiency is a combination of smart design, quality construction and informed lifestyle choices. The good news is that you’re already one step ahead with French Brothers.
Ready to take the leap into a more energy-efficient future? We’re here to help. Reach out to us to learn more about our energy-efficient homes and discover the difference a French Brothers home can make in your life. Call us today to begin your journey towards a greener, more cost-efficient future.