Blog Archive for May, 2015

Energy Efficient Lifestyle Homes

Categories: Energy Efficient, Lifestyle Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: May 28, 2015

Here at Lifestyle Homes we pride ourselves on building energy efficient homes to keep your cost down! Check out our website to see some of the things we do to make your home energy efficient.

If you are looking for more ways to save energy this summer we have put together a list of our favorite ways.

  • Do not leave doors open.
  • Turn off all of your lights and unplug electronics when they are not being used.  If you get a power strip you can turn off several items at one time!
  • Program your programable thermostat.
  • Close the blinds and shades.  Not only does it keep the sun from heating the house, but keeps you from needing sunglasses inside.
  • Change your light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs.  You will save money and not have to replace them as often.
  • Change your air filters often.  A dirty filter will make your system work harder increasing cost.  Your allergies might even get better with a new filter.
  • Turn your air conditioner up or off when you leave the house for the day.
  • Decide what you want to eat Before you open the refrigerator.  We let out so much cold air when we stand there with the door open deciding what to eat.  Also, let food cool before putting it in the fridge.
  • Use different methods of cooking.  An outside grill or the microwave are great options for the warm months because they do not heat the house.
  • Hang dry your laundry.  Using the drying uses more energy and heats the house.  You can’t beat free energy and non-shrunken clothes!
  • Take a cooler and shorter shower.
  • Have your air conditioner serviced and cleaned to maintain proper functioning and keep your system working for years.
  • Enjoy the weather!  The more time you spend outside the less energy you will use inside.
  • Make sure your air vents are not blocked by drapes or furniture.
  • Use ceiling fans when in a room. Just the air movement can help you feel cooler. They don’t cool the room though, just you, so be sure to turn them off when you leave.
  • Use the dishwasher (only when it is full).  Did you know the dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes by hand.

We hope you find our tips helpful!