At Northfield Construction Company, we enjoy working with clients to create new or renovated spaces that are not only beautiful and high-quality but are also energy efficient and earth-friendly. Below are just a few of the many ways to turn your home green.
Upgrading your old, drafty windows will trap cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. Your best option for energy efficiency is an insulated window with argon gas between two panes. Replacing windows isn’t cheap, but it will have a considerable impact on your energy bill for years to come.
Have you ever wondered if your house is suitable for solar panels? The amount of shade, age, size, shape and slope of your roof all impact your home’s ability to support solar energy panels. Using solar power can reduce the amount of carbon or other pollutants emitted and help to save on your energy bills. For additional information, visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/homeowners-guide-going-solar.
Your heating bill could drop if your home is well-insulated. Start with the attic and make sure the floor and rafters are well-covered. There are many different types of insulation, foam, fiberglass rolls and batts, loose-fill, and more, so talk to your professional installer about what might work best. Be sure to protect the attic’s airflow by leaving the vents open.
There are many ways to keep energy costs down and be environmentally friendly, from a smart thermostat to motion-sensor lights. Consider an updated, energy-efficient refrigerator, new LED recessed lighting, ceiling fans, whole-home dehumidifiers, or a tankless water heater.
Let’s discuss how NCC can help you employ these energy saving updates!