Thursday, November 27, 2014

Energy Efficient Home Products

Over the past decade, advanced technology has created many new products for your home that offer energy-efficiency and convenience. Homeowners can now choose from a wide range of great products at affordable and discounted prices. 

Buying energy efficient products for your home will conserve energy and save you money, protect the environment from harmful chemicals and toxic fumes, and increase the value of your home. 

Heating – If your current furnace is more than 10 or 15 years old, a new energy efficient heating system can cut your household energy costs by as much as 15 percent each year. New high-efficiency systems conserve energy, provide cleaner air and create more even temperatures throughout the house. 

Cooling – If your central air conditioning system is more than 15 years old, a new Energy Star certified cooling system is a great upgrade. It will run quieter, require less maintenance, and provide more even cooling than an old system. 

Plumbing – Energy-efficient toilets, faucets and shower heads conserve water and save money. Low-flow toilets can save up to 4,000 gallons of water each year. Energy efficient faucets and shower heads with motion sensors save water by turning the water on and off by touch. Energy efficient plumbing fixtures can save you a lot of money while you're in your home.

Thermostats – Smart thermostats allow you to program your home's climate to fit your schedule. You can actually program the thermostat to automatically lower the temperatures while you are away from home or sleeping. Innovative smart thermostats can be remotely activated from any computer, tablet or smart phone for added convenience.  

Windows and Doors – Energy Star certified windows and doors can reduce your heating and cooling bills by as much as $500 a year. Roofing USA explains this will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer and reduce fading on wood floors, carpets and furniture by as much as 75 percent. Although the initial costs can be expensive, various discounts, tax credits and rebates are available in most states.  

Appliances and Electronics – Large home appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, hot water heaters and washers and dryers, as well as small appliances and electronics now come with energy efficient features. Not only do you save energy and money, but convenient features let you program appliances and electronics to meet your needs.

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