Energy Efficient Home Bedrooms, over the years I have had folks contact me with question of how they can make their home’s bedrooms more Energy Efficient and comfortable, for both sleeping and when they are awake.
Replacing their bedroom lighting with Energy Star qualified lighting products sure is a mighty good start to do so. Doing that is one of the easiest ways to begin with saving Energy in a home’s bedroom. Folks are usually able to start saving up to 75 percent on their lighting costs immediately by replacing the incandescent light bulbs with Energy Star qualified LED bulbs or compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). Energy Star qualified residential LED bulbs which uses at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs while providing optimal light color. Compact fluorescent bulbs provide high quality lighting and last up to ten times longer than incandescent light bulbs.
Energy Efficient Home Bedrooms, You can also save energy in the bedroom by replacing your regular lighting fixtures with Energy Star qualified fixtures.They come in a wide range of designs, from floor and table lamps to ceiling fixtures,to suit any style.You can save more than $65.00 a year in energy costs simply by replacing your 5 most used lights with Energy Star qualified light bulbs or fixtures. And whichever light bulbs or fixtures you use, remember to turn off the light when it's not being used.
TVs and other electronic devices accounts for 15% of household electricity use in the US, on average. That makes it a good place to start saving energy. TV's, DVD players and other electronic devices can eat up a lot of electricity, so be sure to turn them off whenever they're not being used. TVs are getting larger. In fact, some of the largest, high resolution, direct view TVs (versus rear projection products) can use as much electricity each year as a new, conventional refrigerator, or roughly 500 kWh, every year.
Energy Efficient Home Bedrooms, so if you are planning on buying new equipment, choose products with the Energy Star Logo. TVs which have qualified for the Energy Star Label use about 40% less energy than standard units. Many devices use energy even when they're turned off. They use less energy when the device is switched off, and still maintain functions like clocks and channel settings. To save more energy, always unplug power adapters, cell phone chargers and other battery chargers when not in use. Seal your windows for Energy savings and comfort, you’ll sure want to stay cozy in your bedroom, especially during the Winter Months.
To avoid drafts in the winter, replace window screens with storm windows, which helps to prevent the cold outside air from entering your bedroom. Even with storm windows, you may find window and door frames that leak cold air and reduce your energy efficiency. Caulk and weather-strip around the leaky frames to reduce drafts. If your windows are old and in need of replacement, look for windows that have qualified for a Energy Star Label which are rated for your climate zone (your window contractor or retailer will be able to help you choose the right windows). With proper installation, you can save up to $95.00 per year in energy costs and have improved comfort, less drafts and protect your interior furnishings from fading.
Energy Efficient Home Bedrooms, you’ll sure want to be sure to keep air vents cleared. To maximize your comfort and energy efficiency, make sure air vents and registers aren't blocked by furniture, so air can flow freely throughout the room.
The following are the links to each of the ten of my blog posts of this series of Frequently Asked Questions on Energy Efficiency. There will be more such blog posts and series coming your way. Through out this blog and my other blogs, folks are able to find helpful info and series of blog posts on a wide range of subject matters.
1. Home Energy Efficient Mortgage Understanding
2. Energy Upgrading How do I go about finding the right Contractor
3. Energy Efficient Home Office Equipment and Lighting
4. Home Energy Efficient Questions about Windows
5. Energy Efficient is My Home in need of an Energy Audit
6. Energy Efficient Brought too Yesteryear's Homes Part Three
7. Energy Efficient Home Bedrooms
8. Energy Efficient Brought too Yesteryear's Home Part Two
9. Energy Efficient Save Energy in a Home's Attic Solutions
10. Energy Efficiency too Yesteryear’s Homes Series Part One
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