Have you ever heard your dad tell you to close the door when the AC is on because he doesn’t want to waste money cooling the outside? Your dad is right that it would be a waste to run the AC with the door open because then the hot air will come in making it impossible to reach the desired temperature inside. When your home isn’t energy efficient it is bad for the environment and also costs more money. Here are ways to make your home more energy efficient.

Update Insulation

Insulation does a good job at keeping the temperature in your home regulated, so if you live in an older home there is a good chance that your insulation may not still be working at its full capacity. To really get your home on the next level of energy efficiency you can update to spray foam insulation Maryland. Spray foam insulation is easy to apply and adheres to the wall so it will last much longer than traditional insulation.

Install Water Saving Fixtures

One way to save on water at home is to make sure you use fixtures and appliances that use less water. You need to shower or wash your dishes anyway, why not use a little less water while doing it and still have the same clean outcome?

Switch Out Lighting

Lighting has come a long way since Edison. Now it is easy to find lighting options that use less energy like LED bulbs. LED bulbs use less energy by 75% from traditional incandescent lights. Not only do LEDs save energy they also last longer producing less waste.

You may not be saving the world with LED lights, using less water and adding new insulation, but every little bit helps save you money and energy. In the end, if you try your best to be responsible whether its buying something that saves energy or simply turning off the water when you aren’t using it you will be doing your part.