Your Guide to Creating an Energy-Efficient Home
Almost every homeowner has a goal of creating a more energy-efficient home. Whether your motivation is cutting down your energy usage and your utility bills or reducing your impact on the environment, there is a lot to be said for pursuing eco-friendly energy conservation solutions. The question then becomes: where do you start?
Healthy Home 365 is a business dedicated to helping homeowners reach their energy efficiency goals. Our broad selection of energy-saving products are made with environmentally-friendly materials and target the areas of your home that are most vulnerable to energy waste. From our specially formulated PROA to space-age attic insulation, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading to learn how we can help you achieve a better, more efficient home, and call today to bring Healthy Home 365 products to your Texas neighborhood!
Benefits of an Energy-Efficient Home
Perhaps you’re not convinced that the pursuit of energy efficiency is a worthwhile investment. Maybe you like the principle idea behind energy conservation, but you’re unconvinced that there is anything you can actually do about it. Not true! Healthy Home 365 has specifically designed our products to make a real impact on the energy usage of your home, and we have the testimonials to prove it. To help you decide whether or not energy-saving products are the right investment for you, we’ve outlined a few ways in which having a more energy-efficient home can benefit you.
A More Comfortable Home
Americans spend almost half of their utility bills on their heating and cooling systems. What if we could tell you that you could get more from your HVAC without increasing your energy usage? Therein lies the magic of energy efficiency and energy conservation. With the right products and a few home improvements, you won’t have to suffer through the summer heat or put on an extra sweater in the winter just to save a few bucks. You can keep your home at your preferred temperature without skyrocketing costs or sacrificing environmentally conscious living.
Reduced Environmental Impact
If your goal is a green home, then you have come to the right place! Healthy Home 365 strives to make all of our products as eco-friendly as possible, not only in the materials we use in their creation, but also in the effect they can have. The best way to be mindful of the environment and the harmful impact some forms of energy production can have – without committing to a life completely “off the grid” – is to try and reduce the amount of energy you use, and especially the amount of energy that is wasted in your home. With Healthy Home 365’s energy-saving products, you can do more with less energy, and you can reduce energy waste throughout your home.
Improving the energy efficiency of your home can actually reduce wear and tear on the appliances you depend on most. As we mentioned, your heating and cooling system is one of the biggest energy draws in your home, and its near-constant use year-round contributes to the need for seasonal repairs and maintenance. It works hard, but with the right changes and additions, it can keep up with your demands without quite as much effort. In turn, you can extend the lifetime of your unit and wait longer between service calls.
Almost all of the benefits we have already listed lead to lower bills. With a more energy-efficient home, you can stay comfortable while whittling away at your utility bills. You can also reduce the cost of updating the heating and cooling system you depend on for so much. Implementing energy-saving products like those offered by Healthy Home 365 does have an up-front cost, but it’s an investment that will save you money in the long run.
Improved Resale Value
Do you plan to sell your home at some point in the future? Are you keeping the possibility open and in mind? If so, then you should know that making eco-friendly, energy efficient choices can contribute to a faster, higher value sale. Potential future owners likely care about the environment, too, or at the very least their own wallet. You can point to the energy conservation measures you have taken as an asset. After all, future residents will be able to enjoy all of the benefits we listed, and you already did all the work for them! Just like any other home improvement, steps taken to create a green home can increase the resale value of your home and encourage more offers and faster sales.
Are you convinced that an energy-efficient home is worth investing in? It’s a no-brainer. Implementing a few products for better energy conservation can not only help you maintain a better quality of life, but also help you save you money and save the environment. Explore the Healthy Home 365 website today to learn more about our eco-friendly products and call today to get started!
Areas of Energy Waste in Your Home
When determining the best steps to take in creating an energy-efficient home, you need to know where to start. After all, you want your improvements to have the biggest possible impact, and that means targeting the biggest problem areas. Turning off the lights in rooms you’re not using and other everyday lifestyle changes are important and can make a difference, but here we are going to concentrate on larger-scale problems that can be addressed – or at least minimized – with a few home improvements.
The Heating and Cooling System
Your HVAC system draws a lot of energy. Data shows that heating and cooling your home accounts for about 50% of your total energy use, which makes your HVAC an ideal target for not only reducing energy use, but also improving what your system can do with existing levels of energy usage. After all, it’s a key part of making your home comfortable. Especially in the hot Texas summers, controlling the climate of your home is not just about staying comfortable, but staying safe. You can adjust the thermostat and save a few bucks by suffering through the seasons, or you can find a better solution.
The Water Heater
We don’t often interact directly with the water heater in our home. It’s probably tucked away into a closet somewhere, out of sight and out of mind. However, when you are tackling an energy conservation project, your water heater should be toward the top of your list. It is used for a lot of everyday tasks around the house, from hot showers to washing dishes, and heating water takes a lot of energy. It’s also often the culprit behind the high energy draws attributed to big appliances, like your washing machine. Using cold water to clean your clothes may be no big deal, but no one wants to start taking cold showers once the temperatures outside dip. Boosting the energy efficiency of your water heater is a better way to address both your utility bills and your environmental impact.
The attic of your home is another sneaky source of energy waste. In many homes, it’s used as a rarely accessed storage space or neglected entirely, which can make it easy to miss the big temperature fluctuations your attic experiences. It takes the brunt of the summer heat and it is often one of the biggest culprits of heat loss during the colder months of the year. When not properly insulated or cared for, your attic can be the biggest challenge in your efforts to create a more energy-efficient home.
Now that you’ve identified the worst culprits of energy waste and inefficiency around your home, it’s time to address them. Fortunately, Healthy Home 365 has designed products that target each of these big problems. After all, we want to help you make a real impact and achieve real results, like saving almost 30 percent on your energy bills! Continue reading to learn how each of our products can make a difference in your home and your life and contact Healthy Home 365 today to start your order!
Problem Area: HVAC System
Solution #1: PROA
If you want to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without the high bills and high energy usage, then KOOLBlue is the solution for you. Healthy Home 365’s specially formulated, synthetic polarized refrigerant oil additive (PROA) can help your HVAC perform up to seven percent more efficiently with two important functions:
- Providing lubrication
- Preventing build-up
KOOLBlue creates a thin layer over the parts of your cooling system over time, helping refrigerant to pass through more easily and preventing deposits of dirt, carbon, and other lubrication oils from building up and negatively affecting your AC unit’s functionality. With this revolutionary PROA, your system can produce more cool air without drawing more energy, and it can operate longer without needing maintenance or repairs.
Solution #2: Insulating Paint
Traditional insulation is an important step towards improving the energy efficiency of your home, but it’s not the only step you can take. LiquidKOOL insulating paint can be used inside your home and outdoors to reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 20 percent! LiquidKOOL boosts energy efficiency by:
- Creating a heat barrier
- Reflecting radiant energy and heat in the summer
- Preventing and reducing heat loss during the winter
Healthy Home 365 has taken the same materials protecting NASA space shuttles and Arctic research vessels and mixed them into an interior and exterior paint you can use to stay comfortable for less. Aluminum pigments create an effective heat barrier that blocks outside heat from sabotaging the climate inside your home during warmer months, but insulating ceramics in the paint prevent heat from escaping when the temperatures outdoors drop. Who knew a boost the key to a more energy efficient heating and cooling system could be found in a paint can?
Solution #3: Smart Thermostat
If you have scoured the internet for energy-saving tips before, then you probably know that a programmable thermostat is essential to reducing wasted energy. You can benefit even more from an upgrade to a smart thermostat like Nest. The Nest thermostat offers unique advantages over ordinary thermostats, including:
- Adaptive smart technology
- Access from anywhere
You use an app to set and control your Nest thermostat, whether you’re in bed or halfway across the world, and its programmable features and energy-saving settings are further implemented by smart technology. It can learn your heating and cooling habits and create a schedule tailored to you. You’ll be able to personalize your home climate, and you’ll never again have to wonder and worry about whether or not you left the AC blasting when you’re out of the house!
Problem Area: Water Heater
Solution: Water Heater Insulation
A focused area of energy waste deserves a focused solution. That’s why Healthy Home 365 developed KOOLWrap, our innovative water heater blanket. It offers insulation for one of the most energy-hungry appliances in your home, and it is:
- Easy to install
Improve the energy efficiency of your water heater and save up to 20 percent on heating costs with one simple water heater cover. The KOOLWrap is safe and easy to handle, with no harmful materials to worry about it, making transportation and installation simple and straightforward. Instead of taking shorter, colder showers to save energy and heating costs, invest in water heater insulation!
Problem Area: Attic
Solution #1: Solar-Powered Attic Ventilation
As we mentioned before, your attic has to handle a lot of heat in the summers, and this can strain your cooling system. Lighten the load with SolarKOOL, a solar-powered attic fan from Healthy Home 365. It’s made to be a worry-free way to improve attic ventilation year-round, with features like:
- Non-corrosive aluminum fan blades
- Watertight, leak-proof casing
- Adjustable solar panel bracket
This attic fan can be installed quickly and easily without the need for wiring or structural changes, and its quiet, direct-current motor comes with a lifetime warranty. Your attic is one of the most difficult parts of your home to control as temperatures outside change, but with SolarKOOL, you can enjoy trustworthy attic ventilation and long-term benefits for your family, your HVAC system, and your wallet.
Solution #2: Attic Insulation
You probably already have insulation in your attic. The question then is: how effective is it? Many homes across the country have low-quality insulation, or not enough insulation for it to be useful. When it comes time for a replacement, upgrade to KOOLBlanket.
- Blocks up to 97 percent of radiant heat transfer
- Works with traditional insulation types
- Made with materials used in NASA space suits
KOOLBlanket contains a ¼-inch core of fiberglass insulation, surrounded by exterior layers of perforated 99.9 percent pure aluminum. It is simple and easy to install, whether you need brand new attic insulation or you want to supplement what you already have, and it can help regulate temperatures in your attic year-round. Without the summer heat and winter cold seeping into your attic and spreading to the rest of the house, your heating and cooling system will be able to work more effectively than ever.
Solution #3: Attic Stairs Insulation
Your entire attic is a vulnerable place for heat transfer, but the most vulnerable place in your attic is the stairs. Without any kind of insulation or protection, it’s all too easy for the temperature swings in the uppermost part of your house to leak to the lower levels and wreak havoc on your HVAC system. KOOLTent is Healthy Home 365’s solution.
- Provides easy zipper access
- Improves overall comfort in your home and attic
- As effective as a double-paned window
With KOOLTent, you don’t have to sacrifice easy access and use of your attic for energy efficiency. This attic stairs insulation is simple to install and offers instant, effective climate regulation. It both seals and insulates your attic access point to reduce heat loss and air transfer. You’ll notice that your attic feels more comfortable, and your heating and cooling system won’t have to work as hard to maintain your preferred temperature throughout the rest of your home.
When you are looking for ways to create a more energy-efficient home, we hope that you will look to Healthy Home 365 for effective solutions. We work hard to create products that are environmentally friendly and offer real results. Check out our testimonials page to see how other homeowners have found success with our energy-saving products, and call Healthy Home 365 today to learn more about how we can help you lower your bills and reduce your environmental impact!