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Insulated local siding is a common way of adding insulation to the walls on the outside of a house. One popular choice for homeowners is to install vinyl siding that has foam backing. Insulated siding is a great way to reduce thermal bridging. It is a situation that can cause energy loss through the conductive material like the wood studs on a home. 25percent of the home comprised of wood studs. That’s equivalent approximately a full wall with no insulation. The DOE suggests that anyone upgrading exterior sidings should think of the addition of insulation.

Newport Ventures found that air intrusion is lessened by the installation of weatherproof barriers as well as vinyl sidings on houses that have been built. The average savings in energy was 5.5%. An increase in home energy efficiency can be achieved through reducing air leakage. This is especially the case given that there is 35 percent of energy loss is through walls. The roof is responsible for another 25 percentage. Insulated siding is also made with high-end materials. This means it provides better protection against the effects of warping, damage or fading. Lawnstarter estimates that the cost of insulated vinyl is between $6 and $12.66 per square foot. For labor expenses siding service can be costing between $1.06 to $2.50 per square foot.

3. Ceiling fans can be mounted

Ceiling fans installed will circulate air around your home and help keep your home cool. The spinning fans will make your home more refreshing as they do away with stagnating air. According to DOE, ceiling fans allow users to increase the thermostat by 4 degrees and without any change to the comfort level. This can help lower your heating bill, and the longevity of your HVAC because the less pressure on the system mean that you don’t need to contact AC repair firms any time soon. Energy Star-certified units will reduce your electric bills. Energy Star-certified models can be 40 percent less energy-efficient than typical models.

According to DOE, ceiling fans can be used on ceilings up to eight feet high.


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