By now, most people — environmentalist or not — are familiar with the concept of energy efficiency.
At Aces Lyfe, we specialize in energy efficiency. Our goal is to help you create a comfortable and energy efficient space while cutting your electricity bill.
Here are a few things to take into account and some few actions you can take to create a more energy efficient space.
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Creating an energy efficient space may seem like a large task and hard to complete.
The great thing about energy efficiency is that you can take small and simple steps and bit by bit you can have a home that is not only comfortable but is also energy efficient.
Below are a few steps you can take to start the journey of creating an energy efficient home.
There are actually a huge number of products that take it upon themselves to waste as little energy as possible.
Check out Energy Star’s list of home energy-efficient appliances. You can see just how many aspects of your home can be more streamlined for cost-effectiveness.
Everything from your television to your ceiling fan can have an impact on your home’s energy efficiency.
When you’re looking to increase energy efficiency, you need to do a whole-home evaluation. Everything from top to bottom can likely be replaced with something that impacts the environment less.
It’s up to you to determine what amount of effort you want to put in.
Insulate and Seal Home
All the heating, cooling, and maintenance energy that your home produces can be wasted without the right insulation and air sealing methods.
Your energy bill suffers a lot from poor sealing and insulation.
This is especially true if you live in a climate that has long or severe winter or summer seasons.
Think about those long, cold Idaho winters and those long and scorching Southern Utah summers.
At Aces Lyfe, we have products that will help seal and insulate your home. Consider multi-layer reflective insulation as a boost to your home’s current energy saving systems.
Multi-layer reflective insulation will help create a more comfortable home for you and your family, and will also cut the cost of your electric bill.
We also have invisaflects insulation that will also help seal in your home. This unique ceramic coating acts like a “liquid blanket” in your home.
Specially coated hollow ceramic particles act as a thermal barrier, reducing unwanted radiant heat loss and heat gain from your home, helping you feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
It might not seem like the biggest difference maker, but the way you light your home can increase or decrease your energy efficiency.
The Department of Energy reports that LED lighting, if implemented at a widespread rate across the United States, has the potential to have the greatest impact on energy savings.
Modern LED lights come in a wide variety of colors, tones, and brightness levels, so they can accommodate whatever lighting needs you’re looking for.
Similar to their variety of colors and hues, modern LED lights are available in a myriad of home and industrial products.
No lighting component of your home is required to have incandescent lights, so take a look around your abode and see just how much of a difference you can make.
Aces Lyfe offers LED lighting products that will help you increase the energy efficiency of your home.
There’s a lot of basic saving tips that you can use to cut electricity consumption in your home.
Be sure to monitor and selectively use the appliances in your home that use electricity.
Lamps, computers, and TVs are some of the obvious ones, but be sure to consider how much electricity all of your appliances use.
Don’t use them unless absolutely necessary, and don’t let them stay on for longer than you need them.
Unplug your electronics when you’re leaving the house for long periods of time.
Idle electronics still use electricity, but completely detaching them from the outlet will cut off any residual wasted energy that you might be worried about.
Measuring and maintaining the electricity consumption in your house doesn’t have to be done at the end of the month.
There are ways to stay up to date on how much your home uses on a more frequent basis.
Home Water Usage
This one sounds easy. The basic stuff — don’t run the sink when you’re brushing your teeth, take shorter showers, don’t use your toilet as a trash can — is all valuable and useful ways to have a more energy efficient and eco friendly home. But there’s always more you can do.
Consider replacing your home’s faucets and showerheads with low-flow or energy-efficient alternatives.
These are easy to install yourself and cut water usage tremendously.
There are always larger energy-efficient appliances than the ones we named above.
Dishwashers, laundry washers, dryers, refrigerators, and water heaters are all big water users. Installing the right kind of large-scale appliance can be a massive aid to help increase the efficiency of your home and lower your bills as well.
There are other places around your home that you may not think of your water usage.
Take, for instance, your backyard or garden. Maintaining the growth you want takes a lot of water, so don’t over-water your grass, and be sure to invest in climate-native garden plants or ones that don’t require extra watering and can survive without special care.
For example, plant drought resistant plants if you are living in Southern Utah so you don’t have to spend large amounts of water on them each day. Installing a drip irrigation system would be the best route to take.
Let Aces Lyfe Help
Energy efficiency does not have to be a large task that seems too daunting or hard to tackle.
As mentioned above you can take small and simple stems to create a space that is more energy efficient.
Aces Lyfe is here to help you wherever you are at in the process of becoming more energy efficient.
Whether you are taking the first step right now or if you have began the process a while ago, we will help you take the steps necessary to create an energy efficient space.
Give Aces Lyfe a call today and see how you can have a more energy efficient space while cutting your electricity bill.
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