Going green is sometimes easier said than done, but there’s no harm in trying and starting with small steps. In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, a reputable company specializing in energy-efficient replacement windows, shares three simple tips to help you create a greener home.
1. Switch to Light Bulbs With CFLs and LEDs
CFLs and LEDs use 60-80% less energy than incandescent light bulbs. They also last longer, so you won’t have to replace them as often. Switching to CFLs and LEDs requires very minimal investment from you but promises significant savings in the long run. If you’re still not using either CFLs or LEDs in your home, don’t waste any more time and get them installed ASAP.
2. Swap Out Old Windows and Doors for Energy-Efficient Ones
Admittedly, this isn’t as easy as replacing your light bulbs because energy-efficient windows and doors constitute a significant investment. However, most window contractors — including Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod — offer great financing options to help you get the right products for your home. Don’t forget to look for the Energy Star® symbol when shopping for windows and doors.
3. Reduce Your Water and Energy Consumption
This will probably require the most adjustment from you in terms of lifestyle changes. From unplugging electronics that are not in use to taking shorter showers, making these changes can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Don’t get discouraged if you slip up from time to time because changing habits isn’t always easy. Take your time and just do your best in being more mindful with your water and energy use.
Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod provides an array of energy-efficient replacement windows. Call us at (508) 205 1200 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We offer our products and services to homeowners in Cape Cod, MA, and the surrounding areas.