From computers to air conditioners to refrigerators, American homeowners possess more and more appliances and gadgets that place an ever higher price tag on utility bills. Energy consumption has more than doubled since 1980, according to Energy Star findings, and with great consumption comes great cost. For homeowners seeking relief from the exorbitant demands of the utility company, practical changes can be made in a home to increase energy efficiency and decrease waste.
What are the most practical home improvements for minimizing energy consumption?
One of the first steps towards increasing energy efficiency in a home is decreasing wasted energy. Air sealing eliminates the cracks and gaps through which conditioned air can escape. Wherever channels have been drilled in walls, wherever aging joists have warped, there is a potential for unwanted energy loss. Air sealing alone will lower your heating and cooling costs because you’re not heating and cooling the entire world – just your home!
Insulating your home, especially your attic and crawl space if you have one – will also prevent energy from being wasted. A properly insulated home will maintain comfortable temperatures longer, and since air conditioning accounts for nearly 50% of the energy use during peak summer months in the United States, the savings can be significant. Many Sunlight Contractors clients have cut utility bills in half. In some cases, that has meant a savings of up to $200 for homeowners!
Choosing EnergyStar Appliances
Once you’ve prevented energy from escaping and maximized its efficiency through air sealing and insulating, wise consumers invest in EnergyStar appliances. By choosing the most energy efficient air conditioners, refrigerators, and so on, homeowners can optimize their home’s energy use.
Insulation that air seals
In order to make home improvements affordable, it’s a good idea to choose products that serve double-duty. Sunlight Contractors offers two products that both air seal and insulate.
Spray foam insulation
Spray foam insulation can be applied in attics and in crawlspaces, and this cutting edge product expands to fill any space, including those undesirable air leaks. Spray foam insulation also boasts one of the highest R-values on the market, making it an excellent insulation.
Like spray foam, blown cellulose fits into every nook and cranny of an attic, sealing up air leaks while insulating. Blown cellulose is also an eco-friendly choice for homeowners who want to go as green as possible. Made from 80% post-consumer recycled material, cellulose not only reduces the homeowner’s carbon footprint, but it also helps to efficiently eliminate the nation’s waste through recycling!
Sunlight Contractors helps homeowners minimize energy consumption!
At Sunlight Contractors, we take pride in helping Louisiana and Mississippi homeowners and business owenrs lower their utility bills and their energy consumption through the proper installation of high quality insulations. Contact our BPI-certified contractors today to develop an energy plan that saves money and energy!
No other energy solutions provider can offer the savings and services that Sunlight Contractor does. From evaluations and estimates to energy conservation and production, we’re your one stop shop for energy efficiency. Call or email Sunlight Contractors today to learn more about energy solutions that will save your business money while conserving energy.
Main Office: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 2323 Bainbridge St #110, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 222-2082
New Orleans location: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 650 Poydras St, Suite 1400, Rm 33, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 302-0058
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