Bringing energy efficiency into your home is always in style, but the energy-saving fixtures can be stylish, too. Here are some of the most common energy-efficient upgrades that won’t take away from the aesthetic of your home.
The lighting that you have in your home can blend in with the background or be used as a statement piece. No matter what you choose to do with your lighting fixtures, energy-efficient options are always available. These include tables, desk or floor lamps, hard-wired lighting for inside or outside of your home, wall fixtures and more. Choosing to use an energy-efficient light bulb will help you use 90% less energy, and it will produce anywhere from 70-90% less heat.
A home is full of appliances, and there are plenty of different types that can be both stylish and energy-efficient. Some of the advantages of choosing energy-efficient appliances can include:
- Washing machines and dryers: These two machines can end up a big chunk of the energy in your home, so put a stop to that and go with an energy-saving option. And lucky for you, energy-efficient washers and dryers come in a wide range of colors and finishes.
- Refrigerators: Appliances are made to be more energy-efficient today than ever before. Today, refrigerators use 40% less energy than they did 15 years ago. And just like washers and dryers, refrigerators come in a variety of colors and finishes for you to choose from.
- Dishwashers: Kitchen appliances are used pretty often, so be sure that you’re saving money each time you use them. Dishwashers, in particular, tend to use a lot of energy and water – switching to an energy-saving option can save you around $45 each year.
Getting help from an energy-efficient home builder is the key to getting the most out of your home’s energy supply. Call Carson Custom Homes today!