Weekend projects to boost energy-efficiency at home

by Dan Martin 11/27/2022

While many home improvements have a lengthy process, there are plenty of upgrades you can accomplish as weekend projects. One way to spend a weekend improving your home is to add upgrades and changes that will help lower your utility costs. Here are some ideas for weekend projects to make your home more efficient and cost-effective:

Install a smart thermostat

Adding a programmable smart thermostat is an excellent weekend project that can save you money and make your home more energy efficient. With a smart thermostat, you can set specific schedules for heating and cooling. Many of them have features to adjust the temperature automatically based on activity. Smart thermostats can help you save energy and are simple and quick to install.

Upgrade your appliances & fixtures

Home appliances can be a major source of energy waste, and luckily, replacing them can be accomplished in a single weekend project. Modern refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens have energy-saving features to help you keep your costs down and your home more efficient. Even smaller appliances like coffee makers or microwaves can be swapped out for energy-saving alternatives. For fixtures, consider replacing your sink faucets with low-flow options to save water.

Touch up your weather stripping

Even modern homes can lose significant amounts of energy through leaky windows. If you want to keep your heating and cooling bills down, touching up the weather seals on your windows can help you ensure your HVAC system is performing at maximum efficiency. You can purchase caulk and other simple-to-use products at your local home improvement store or online to solve and prevent leaks.

These are just a few ways to help your home be more energy-efficient. If you’re interested in a more cost-effective and eco-friendly home, consider these home improvement ideas for your next weekend project.

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Dan Martin

Membership National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Connecticut Association of REALTORS (CAR) Bridgeport Board of Realtors Valley Board of Realtors Greater Fairfield County CMLS Connecticut CTMLS Education Principals and Procedures of Real Estate Naugatuck Valley Community College Connecticut School of Electronics Housatonic Community College Achievements Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor 2014-2016 Top Producer Top Listing Agent Top Selling Agent Professional Specialty My experience and expertise in the home selling and buying process gives my clients an advantage in any real estate market. *First Time Home Buyers *Single Family Homes *Multi-Family Homes *Land *New Construction *New Residential Developments *Condominiums *Downsizing *Rentals Personal Lifelong Connecticut Resident Married with 2 Children, 2 Grandchildren Musician Golf Enthusiast Areas Covered I specialize in Fairfield and New Haven Counties. *Shelton *Trumbull *Stratford *Bridgeport *Fairfield *Milford *Danbury Beacon Falls *Brookfield *Naugatuck Valley It doesn't stop there - I can also refer to anywhere in the world! Niche Marketing My background in customer service and technology gives me a step ahead of the competition. I use every available Marketing Resource to make your home stand out.