Our team at Cypress Design & Build is working together with homeowners in the Monterey County area to improve energy efficiency and save them money. We’ll work with you to design and professionally renovate your home to upgrade features for better efficiency, including in your bathroom and kitchen.
5 Energy Efficient Home Upgrades
- Reduce Water Consumption
- Install Energy Efficient Appliances
- Upgrade Doors & Windows
- Replace Heating System
- Improve Cooling System
- Increase Insulation
Water Consumption—Slow Your Flow
Slowing down water consumption is a great way to save energy. Aerated faucets in your bathrooms and kitchen add air to the water flow via mesh screens and thereby reduce the volume of water being used. Showerhead fixtures can also be updated in this way to reduce much of the hot water your household consumes, reducing your energy bill. Toilets are now designed with a low flow and a high flow flush button option so, this upgrade to your bathrooms can be a big savings.
Upgrade To Energy Efficient Appliances
Consider using more efficient appliances. An Energy Star-rated fridge can cut your power bill noticeably. We don’t sell appliances, but we help you upgrade by installing new energy-efficient dishwashers, washers, and dryers when purchased to complement our renovation project.
Doors and Windows—Money escapes
Don’t lose money unnecessarily through worn insulation around doors and windows. Poorly sealed or insulated windows and doors allow heat to escape in the winter, while making it a challenge to keep a room cool in the summer months. Keep temperatures constant with an energy-efficient renovation that upgrades your home with energy-star windows and doors.
Heating System—On-Demand Water Heaters
On-demand water heaters can be a saving solution for your energy-efficient remodel. With this tankless heater, the percentage of saving, compared to regular heaters, is greater, especially if your water consumption is typically less than 40 gallons of hot water per day.
Cooling Systems Can Also Be Energy Efficient
For energy savings, the Energy Star-rated air conditioning unit is also a good place to start. Use a Smart thermostat to help regulate the temperature and move cool air throughout your home with the help of ceiling fans. Be sure to regularly maintain your system to save money in the long run.
Insulation—Heat and cold savings
The overall insulation of the home should be a consideration in remodeling for energy efficiency. Heat rises and in an older home, the attic insulation’s R-value may not be adequate for the region, so that space may benefit from another energy-saving layer of insulation.
Free In-Home Estimates
Let our Cypress Design & Build team share renovation ideas to improve the energy efficiency in your Monterey County home. Call us today for a free in-home estimate.