bend oregon energy efficient home

Is your home really energy efficient?

It doesn’t matter if you own a Bend Oregon home or a house anywhere else in the United States, your home could be losing hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs and you don’t even know it.

Check Your Lights

One of the first areas of any home that loses the homeowner money in energy costs is the lighting inside the home, especially if a home has canister or “pot lights”.

These lights are some of the cheapest lights on the market to install in any home and also responsible for costing the owner of a Bend Oregon home hundreds per year in energy costs because, this style of lighting is simply a hole in the ceiling and cold will enter the home through this light fixture during the winter and heat will enter during the summer.

If you’re going to purchase canister lighting for your home make sure that the lights you purchase are insulation compatible (IC) and have this sticker on them because, this will give you the assurance that you won’t waste money on energy costs once they are installed.

Inspect Your Entry Doors

On the next sunny day that we have take the time to inspect the entry doors to your Bend Oregon home because, if you can see light streaming in through any cracks in the seal that surrounds your door, this is a good sign that it’s time to replace the old seal or weather stripping surrounding your door because, that exterior door is costing you extra money in energy costs each month.

Insulate Those Windows

You should also take the time to review the caulking around the windows in your home and re-caulk any window that has caulking that looks old or hasn’t been re-caulked in more than one year. Another step to take when insulating windows is investing in rubber backed curtains because, this style of curtain will cut down on energy costs and insure that a Bend Oregon home stays energy efficient all year long.

If you’re considering selling your Bend Oregon Home or are interested in viewing the latest homes for sale in the area contact me today by calling (541) 383-1426.