How to efficiently upgrade your home

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A new obsession that is sweeping the nation is upgrading your home to make it more energy efficient. If you’re looking to make your home a little greener, read on to see what you can do to make the space you live in not only more comfortable, but more energy conscious as well.

A home energy assessment is the answer

The first thing you can do is get yourself an energy assessment. By contacting a local contractor, they can connect you to home energy assessors, who can immediately assess your home by seeing what exactly needs to be upgraded. The wonderful thing about these opportunities is most of the time your city offers rebates for you to have more of an incentive to get an energy assessment. Assessors will completely analyze your home’s efficiency, how you can make it greener to have less of a carbon footprint and any remodeling or changes you can make to your home. Something that they may suggest is to change out your appliances. Large appliances, like stoves, ovens, dishwashers and refrigerators generally all have an Energy Star option. Consider buying an Energy Star dishwasher. Not only will it use less water, but it will satisfy the green urge we all feel now and again.

Another appliance to think about is getting an Energy Star refrigerator. You assessor will tell you all that there is to know about purchasing Energy Star appliances and why they’re so much better for the environment and for you, particularly in the long run.

Essentially, there isn’t a single downside to this. You can get a rebate from the city you live in to get an assessment, so those are typically free which means you lose nothing. In most cases, assessors also double as contractors so you can even use the same company to not only assess your home, but to upgrade it with the knowledge they’ve gained for you. What you end up gaining is know-how on what you can do to make your home better and healthier for those living in it and for our beautiful planet.

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