Earth Day is coming up, which means it’s time to take a look at your home and discover what you can do to make your home more energy efficient.  Here are five tips to help you out: Chilly day

Tip #1. Make your roof more energy efficient.  There are several ways you can make your roof a source of energy efficiency.  One is installing green roofing materials like metal roofing or an all-out green roof.  You could also get solar panels installed onto your roof.  The easiest option is to get a skylight or sun tunnel installed so as to let more light in to your home.

Tip #2. Look for that Energy Star label.  This label indicates that the product falls under specific energy efficiency standards.

Tip #3. Close your fireplace damper.  Most of us don’t need the fireplace to be active this spring and summer.  Be sure to close up your fireplace for the year.

Tip #4. Utilize technology.  You can use technology to control your thermostat, sprinkler system, and lights.  Utilizing existing technology can make your home management easier and enable you to control your energy bills and usage.

Tip #5. Keep your home maintained.  Fixing little problems like small gaps in windows, little leaks, and other nuisances now can save you money on energy costs later.

There are a ton of modern updates which will make your home a comfortable, energy-efficient place.

Tom Leach Roofing