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Strategies To Achieve ‘Net-Zero Energy’ Home

Net-zero homes are the future as they create a majoirty of the energy that the homes use; making it the most sustainable choice. Here are some ways in order to implement them into your homes.

According to NewsBytes,

Generate your own energy through solar panels

Having solar panels on your roof is currently the most affordable way to generate your own energy.These panels use sunlight to create electricity, and it costs much less than buying electricity from the power grid.In fact, you can save about 60-70% on your electricity bill by using solar energy.It is both cheaper and good for the environment.

Replace your windows and doors

Replace old, drafty windows and doors with high-performance ones, such as triple-pane windows or Low-E storm windows.They reduce the amount of heat that escapes from your house, which means you won’t need to use as much energy to keep it warm during winter.They allow more natural light to enter your home during the day, thereby reducing the need for lighting.

Buy energy star appliances 

If your appliances such as an air conditioner, washing machine, refrigerator, etc., are seven to ten years old, it is time you think about getting a new one.When you are shopping for appliances, make sure to look for ratings of four stars or above.These higher ratings imply that the appliances are better for the environment and can also save you money.

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