With rising energy costs, it’s no surprise that homeowners are seeking ways to decrease their energy consumption, shrink their heating and cooling bills, and reduce their carbon footprint.
Here are some practical tips on how you can retrofit your home to save money and lessen your impact on the environment.
Home energy retrofits can range from quick modifications like resealing windows and doors to full overhauls of appliances and major heating and cooling systems. These steps will lower your energy bills, reduce your effect on the environment and increase the comfort of your home.
To start, target easy-to-implement changes, such as sealing your home with caulking, adding or replacing your insulation, or upgrading lighting systems. Although relatively simple and cost-effective, these projects can make a big difference to your home’s energy consumption.
Resealing the interior and exterior of your windows and doors will block gaps in the building envelope and prevent air leakage. Unwanted loss of conditioned air wastes your energy expenditures each month. Ensuring proper insulation is another great investment to ensure you are keeping heated or cooled air in and exterior air out.
One way to improve your home’s insulation is through implementing the Integrated Series from Nudura, which is made up of two building envelope products: HYDROFOAM® and HOMEGA®.
Homega installation pictured above
HYDROFOAM is a radiant heat insulation that ensures heat is distributed evenly throughout the floor to create a more comfortable living and working environment. The high density expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is offered in different thicknesses for an insulation value up to R-16. They are easy to install due to their light weight and the simplicity of cutting the foam to accommodate any angle or radius.
HOMEGA insulated EPS panels with integrated furring strips are available in various sizes for up to R-15 insulation for basement walls, interior or exterior block walls, floors and ceilings.
“Easier to install compared to conventional multi-step finishing methods, Homega panels fit seamlessly together with a ship-lap system,” said Keven Rector of Nudura.
These new innovations are making energy retrofits more accessible for homeowners to upgrade their home’s insulation, save money on energy consumption, and reduce their effect on the environment.
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