It’s Eric from Indestructible Shoes.
Today I want to address an important topic for most homeowners…
Saving energy. The goal of energy efficiency is an important one. It can have long-lasting benefits, reaching much farther than the confines of your home.
Not only does it help you save money...
But it also:
- Improves the economy
- Supports our natural environment
- Improves national security
- And enhances your overall quality of life.
Let’s quickly go over a few highly-effective ways to save more energy in your home:
#1) Building & Design
Some of the most popular energy-efficient strategies will require a little bit of elbow grease.
A great way to start saving energy is by working with the natural environment. Something as simple as orienting your house in an east/west direction so it can be naturally warmed by the sun and kept by a simple roof overhang is a great place to start.
This can dramatically reduce the need for heat and air conditioning in various seasons.
If you decide to do the work yourself, make sure you thoroughly do research so you don’t put any lives at risk.
And speaking of putting lives at risk… don’t forget to always wear proper safety equipment.
A hard hat, glasses, and anti-slip protective safety shoes should be worn when making renovations to prevent injury.
#2) Regulate Lighting and Temperature
You don’t need a light switch or a thermostat to regulate light or temperature in your home.
All you need is an energy-efficient window treatment to do the work.
You’ll notice your utility bill decreasing significantly and it’s a great example of a simple fix that can have a huge impact.
#3) Align Your Schedule With the Sunrise and Sunset
No matter what time you enjoy going to bed at night or wake up in the morning…
Consider aligning your schedule with the natural rhythms around you.
Wake up when the sun rises and go to sleep when it sets. This will greatly reduce your need to turn on lights at night and will save energy in the long run.
Combine these three tips together and you’ll be surprised how much energy and money you can save in your home.
By doing so, you’ll save more money and contribute to a healthier environment and economy at the same time!
And if you’re making major home renovations, I can’t emphasize how important it is to wear protective gear.
It could save you from an injury turning into a costly medical bill.
Also, consider protecting yourself with safety shoes before starting any work like this. You can check them out below: