Home Energy Savings: New House Design and Energy Conservation

 


Article by: James Todd

Consumers in North America are getting ready for the 2005 / 2006 winter season , The Well Stocked Kitchen as we write this report and most are bracing themselves for larger energy , Discount Laminate Flooring - How To Get The Best Flooring For The Cheapest Price bills during the coming winter , Laminate Hardwood Flooring – What Is It And Why Is It So Popular? heating season , Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter than past years. Recent spikes in energy , Water ionizers - every home needs one costs for all types of energy , Roof Preparation before Installing Roof Shingles including gasoline, heating oil, electricity , PVC Strip Doors From Kaiser Doors and natural , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System gas are causing many consumers to begin thinking about how they heat , Folding Chairs: Your Options and Needs their homes , Pellet-stove Part. I and whether they can save , Failing to Protect the Tubing Bends money. In our discussion we will use the term "energy" to refer to all of the previous forms of fuel that is used in our homes. , Suddenly - Condensation!

Energy conservation begins with the design , Celadon wares: the old and the new and construction of a new home , Laminate Hardwood Flooring – What Is It And Why Is It So Popular? and carries through to your daily living habits. Consumers who have the most success in terms of reducing their energy , Termites: Unwelcome Guests, Part I Wood-boring Insects & Fungi bills have made energy , Convection vs. Conventional Ovens... What's the Difference? conservation a way of life, while enjoying their new homes , Carpets In The in comfort.

Many homeowners have the potential to reduce their heating bills by as much as 50% or more. They can achieve these savings with a logical, well planned approach beginning with the design , Building Saunas – 5 Tips On How To Build Your Own Sauna of the home, , Carpets In The proper construction techniques, well insulated windows, , Building Saunas – 5 Tips On How To Build Your Own Sauna doors, , PVC Strip s From Kaiser Doors and walls , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System and then follow through with daily, monthly and annual , A Guide to Flooring Materials for Your Home operational techniques.

Consumers who have designed and insulated their home , How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied with energy , Suddenly - Condensation! conservation in mind will be able to maximize their savings if they make energy , Folding Chairs: Your Options and Needs conservation part of their every day life. The common objectives of living in a comfortable home , Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter and managing your energy , Defective Siding consumption can easily be met by following a few simple rules.

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Our homes , Why Is Your House Cold? are really a complex environment , Termites: Unwelcome Guests, Part I Wood-boring Insects & Fungi that must be managed to ensure that we live comfortably, have sufficient fresh air, , Transform Your Home for Very Little or No Money at All - 50 Great Money Saving Options while controlling our energy , Off the Grids consumption at the same time. Essentially, a well planned home , How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied will take into account the amount of energy , How To Give Your Home More Space intake from energy , Water ionizers - every home needs one sources such as our heating system as well as solar , Discount Laminate Flooring - How To Get The Best Flooring For The Cheapest Price heating vs. energy , Using Reflective Roofing Materials loss from the effects of cold , Transform Your Home for Very Little or No Money at All - 50 Great Money Saving Options weather, heat , Using Reflective Roofing Materials loss through windows, , Do-It-Yourself Home Saunas – Build Your Own From a Kit doors, , Pellet-stove Part. I walls , A Guide to Flooring Materials for Your Home and floors , Compact Dishwashers are Perfect for Small Kitchen Spaces! as well as heat , How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer reduction when we use air , Why Is Your House Cold? conditioning systems in hot , Slate Roof Tiles climates.

In the winter , Reduce Your Heating Bills This we are concerned about the cost of heating our homes , Off the Grids and the loss of heat , Termites: Unwelcome Guests, Part I Wood-boring Insects & Fungi to the outside , How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied through leakage of cold air , Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter into our homes. , Remodeling Tips The summer , Pellet-stove Part. I brings the reverse when we must cool our homes , Water ionizers - every needs one and manage the cooling during hot summer , Time Saving Bathroom Cleaning Tips days. In both cases solar heat , Defective Siding plays a part in the equation as well as how well sealed our homes , How to Choose an Air Purifier are. Consumers living in colder climates , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System will be more concerned about winter , 10 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen heating costs while consumers living in southern areas of the continent will worry about the cost of air , Suddenly - Condensation! conditioning.

Taking a systems approach to managing your energy , Have You Got A Leaky Skylight? costs is one way to ensure that you maximize your savings and make a positive contribution to the environment , A Primer On Dish Washer- A Useful Home Appliance: through reduced energy , Do-It-Yourself Home Saunas – Build Your Own From a Kit usage. Energy , A Primer On Dish Washer- A Useful Home Appliance: conservation and home , Log s - Finding the Perfect Log Home Plan design begins with the orientation of your home , How to Install a Ceramic Tile Backsplash to maximize the heating of your home , A Guide to Flooring Materials for Your by natural , Time Saving Bathroom Cleaning Tips solar heating in colder climates , Carpets In The Home and avoiding solar , Convection vs. Conventional Ovens... What's the Difference? heating in hot , How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer climates. Next, consumers can take advantage of natural , Celadon wares: the old and the new shade or by adding trees , Quartz Countertops As An Alternative To Granite or Laminate to provide shade during hot summer , PVC Strip Doors From Kaiser Doors days and also act as wind breaks to reduce the impact of the cooling effects that the wind can have on the amount of energy , Home Improvement: Ten Pretty Good Rules they use.

Once you have considered these elements, consumers should use the latest techniques in designing their homes , Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter with high insulation values in the walls, , Have Perfect Holidays by Buying Property in France energy , Waterproof Your Basement The Easy Way efficient heating and cooling systems as well as energy , Highly Scented Candles efficient appliances. For example your air , How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied conditioning unit should be energy , How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied efficient and placed were it will be in the shade as much as possible to maximize its efficiency. Selection of fluorescent lighting, taking advantage of natural , Have You Got A Leaky Skylight? lighting are additional elements to be considered in the design , Carpets In The Home of your new home. , Water ionizers - every needs one Visit our home energy , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System checklist for more details on steps you can take to reduce your energy , Securing Your Castle costs at the design , How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied stage of your home. , Have You Got A Leaky Skylight?

Consumers may also want to invest in an energy , Transform Your Home for Very Little or No Money at All - 50 Great Money Saving Options audit of their homes , Defective Siding design before agreeing to the final design. , Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter A relatively low cost audit can sometimes save , Why Is Your House Cold? thousands of dollars in energy , Failing to Protect the Tubing Bends costs over the life of their home. , Slate Roof Tiles

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We have assembled a home , A Guide to Flooring Materials for Your energy checklist with both the new home , Improvement: Ten Pretty Good Rules buyer / builder in mind as well as items to check after you have moved in. Our objective is to assist you in saving energy, , Deck the Walls with Christmas Wall Displays which means money in your pocket during the design , Termites: Unwelcome Guests, Part I Wood-boring Insects & Fungi as well as after you have moved into your new home. , Roof Preparation before Installing Roof Shingles Saving energy , Home Remodeling Tips can be divided into four areas: Home , Why Is Your House Cold? Design; Appliance & Lighting Selection, Energy , Why Is Your House Cold? Conservation - A Way of Life. This total systems and life style approach is really geared to maximizing your energy , Building Saunas – 5 Tips On How To Build Your Own Sauna savings.

You might have the most efficient energy , Suddenly - Condensation! saving home , Highly Scented Candles built, however if you move in and leave all of the lights , Failing to Protect the Tubing Bends on all the time, leave the windows , Carpets In The Home open when you are heating the house , How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter or cooling, your energy , Why Is Your House Cold? saving initiatives will not be as affective as you might have thought.

With this in mind our energy , Lower Your Heating and Cooling Bills With Vinyl Replacement Windows savings checklist applies to the design , 10 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen phase as well as after you have moved into your new home. , Water ionizers - every needs one Even consumers who have been in their homes , Kitchen Organizers - Save Space & Find What You Need for a few years will find this checklist useful for managing their energy , Home Remodeling Tips consumption.

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Most home , Have Perfect Holidays by Buying Property in France designers and architects are up to date on energy , Lower Your Heating and Cooling Bills With Vinyl Replacement Windows conservation techniques, however they are also geared to meeting their customers needs and priorities for their home , Time Saving Bathroom Cleaning Tips designs. Many consumers will consider home , Remodeling Tips energy management almost as an after thought when it is too late to incorporate energy , Slate Roof Tiles savings concepts into their new home , Remodeling Tips design. As you and your home , Failing to Protect the Tubing Bends designer or architect discuss your plans , Deck the Walls with Christmas Wall Displays and your objectives for your new home, , Do-It-Yourself Saunas – Build Your Own From a Kit always emphasize that energy , Log Homes - Finding the Perfect Log Home Plan management and home , Failing to Protect the Tubing Bends comfort are a very important element of the final design , How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer that your are looking for.

Designing a new home , Log s - Finding the Perfect Log Home Plan actually begins with site selection and orientation of your home , How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied on the property. , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System Depending on the climate , Compact Dishwashers are Perfect for Small Kitchen Spaces! consumers will want to orient their homes , Celadon wares: the old and the new on the property , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System to manage the amount of solar , Convection vs. Conventional Ovens... What's the Difference? heating that the house , PVC Strip Doors From Kaiser Doors will be exposed to. A common theme throughout this report is to orient your home , Folding Chairs: Your Options and Needs so that the sun , A Guide to Flooring Materials for Your Home can heat , Laminate Hardwood Flooring – What Is It And Why Is It So Popular? the home , Adirondack Chairs: A Great Gift Idea naturally in the winter, , Great Information on Tempurpedic and Tempurpedic Mattresses while minimizing the effects of solar , Home Improvement: Ten Pretty Good Rules heating during hot summer , Why Is Your House Cold? days. Adding trees , How to Install a Ceramic Tile Backsplash or shrubs , How to Choose an Air Purifier to provide shade and taking advantage of natural , Lower Your Heating and Cooling Bills With Vinyl Replacement Windows land formations to provide shelter from prevailing winds is the first step in managing your energy , Great Information on Tempurpedic and Tempurpedic Mattresses costs.

Construction of the foundation for homes , Carpets In The varies a great deal across the continent. In some locales a below grade basement , Great Information on Tempurpedic and Tempurpedic Mattresses is mandatory, while in other locations , Folding Chairs: Your Options and Needs a concrete , How to Install a Ceramic Tile Backsplash slab is standard. In both situations, insulation is a key component to maintain comfortable living conditions while reducing your energy , Pellet-stove Part. I costs. Insulation can be added below the slab of concrete , Have You Got A Leaky Skylight? and all basement walls , Great Information on Tempurpedic and Tempurpedic Mattresses should be properly sealed and insulated to at least R20 levels. All exposed hot water , Celadon wares: the old and the new pipes can be insulated as well in addition.

Walls should be insulated to at least R20, while attics should have insulation to a level of R40. Floors , Highly Scented Candles over crawl spaces will be warmer and you will lose less energy , Compact Dishwashers are Perfect for Small Kitchen Spaces! if the floors , Securing Your Castle are also insulated. Many customers will select wall , Failing to Protect the Tubing Bends to wall , Water ionizers - every home needs one carpeting for additional insulation and warmth, however if you prefer ceramic, marble or hardwood floors, , Using Reflective Roofing Materials area rugs , Building Saunas – 5 Tips On How To Build Your Own Sauna can be used as decoration as well as providing a warm surface to walk on. Ceiling fans are another inexpensive way to distribute naturally heated air. , Laminate Hardwood Flooring – What Is It And Why Is It So Popular?

Consumers can select windows , Securing Your Castle and doors , Off the Grids that are energy , Carpets In The Home rated with triple pane windows , Lower Your Heating and Cooling Bills With Vinyl Replacement s and insulated steel doors. , 10 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen Adding a storm door , A Primer On Dish Washer- A Useful Home Appliance: to the outside , Great Information on Tempurpedic and Tempurpedic Mattresses increases the level of insulating and energy , Kitchen Organizers - Save Space & Find What You Need savings that you can achieve. During the winter , Water ionizers - every home needs one consumers will enjoy the warmth of the suns , Log Homes - Finding the Perfect Log Home Plan ray's through the windows, , Suddenly - Condensation! while summer , Discount Laminate Flooring - How To Get The Best Flooring For The Cheapest Price months the windows , How to Install a Ceramic Tile Backsplash can be covered to reduce the heating affects of the sun. , Highly Scented Candles Selection of window , Home Remodeling Tips coverings, while meeting aesthetic requirements can also support energy , PVC Strip Doors From Kaiser Doors saving concepts as well.

The selection of lighting fixtures with fluorescent lighting and also taking into account natural , How To Give Your Home More Space lighting can reduce your lighting costs significantly. Incorporate timers, motion detectors, photo cells at appropriate locations , How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied in your home , Slate Roof Tiles to assist in managing your lighting needs as well as energy , Convection vs. Conventional Ovens... What's the Difference? usage.

Bathroom design , A Primer On Dish Washer- A Useful Home Appliance: as well as all areas were water , Convection vs. Conventional Ovens... What's the Difference? is used should incorporate flow restrictors to minimize the use of cold , The Well Stocked Kitchen and hot water. , Pellet-stove Part. I

Everyone loves to have a fireplace in their home. , How To Give Your More Space A fireplace can generate a huge loss of energy , Folding Chairs: Your Options and Needs if not managed properly and designed with energy , Time Saving Bathroom Cleaning Tips conservation in mind. Natural , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System wood burning fireplaces have the lowest efficiency, while sealed gas , Building Saunas – 5 Tips On How To Build Your Own Sauna fireplaces can be very efficient, while still providing the ambiance that many consumers are looking for.

The selection and use of your appliances can have a significant impact on your energy , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System costs. Old appliances may be energy , Adirondack Chairs: A Great Gift Idea guzzlers, while new appliances should be chosen based on their energy , Transform Your Home for Very Little or No Money at All - 50 Great Money Saving Options ratings. Selecting a high efficiency furnace, air , How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer conditioner and water , Carpets In The Home heater is a first step. Consider purchasing new appliances instead of moving your appliances from your last home. , Waterproof Your Basement The Easy Way Electronic ignition of gas , A Guide to Flooring Materials for Your Home appliances, taking advantage of shade for your air , Building Saunas – 5 Tips On How To Build Your Own Sauna conditioner and using a digital thermostat that allows timed control of your homes , Folding Chairs: Your Options and Needs interior temperature , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System are all elements of the energy design , Transform Your Home for Very Little or No Money at All - 50 Great Money Saving Options of your home. , Laminate Hardwood Flooring – What Is It And Why Is It So Popular?

One final comment about new home , Have Perfect Holidays by Buying Property in France design is in order. Consumers may also want to arrange for an energy , Kitchen Organizers - Save Space & Find What You Need audit of their home , Securing Your Castle before they agree to the final design. , Time Saving Bathroom Cleaning Tips Suggestions by an expert quite often will pay for the cost of the audit in terms of energy , 10 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen savings.

Energy Conservation - A Way of Life

Consumers who go to the time and expense of designing and building , Discount Laminate Flooring - How To Get The Best Flooring For The Cheapest Price an energy , Adirondack Chairs: A Great Gift Idea efficient home , How Cellulose Insulation Is Applied may be disappointed with the savings that they obtain if they do not practice energy , Using Reflective Roofing Materials conservation in their daily lives. For example, you may have paid for a well insulated home, , Laminate Hardwood Flooring – What Is It And Why Is It So Popular? sealed all the cracks, used caulking were you were supposed to and installed the best windows , Celadon wares: the old and the new and doors. , 10 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen If you then leave windows , Have You Got A Leaky Skylight? open, forget to turn down the thermostat on cold winter , Using Reflective Roofing Materials days when you are not at home , Folding Chairs: Your Options and Needs or turn up the thermostat on hot , Have Perfect Holidays by Buying Property in France days, you may not achieve the savings that you were expecting. Leaving lights , Termites: Unwelcome Guests, Part I Wood-boring Insects & Fungi on, running appliances with partial loads e.g. the dishwasher etc can also increase your energy , The Well Stocked Kitchen consumption beyond what you may have been expecting.

Our home energy , Home Remodeling Tips checklist covers many items that home , Termites: Unwelcome Guests, Part I Wood-boring Insects & Fungi owners can consider as a means of taking advantage of all of the energy , How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer efficient attributes of their home , How to Choose an Air Purifier to reduce their energy , Building Saunas – 5 Tips On How To Build Your Own Sauna consumption even further. Making this approach part of your lifestyle will ensure that your energy , The Well Stocked Kitchen savings continue after you have moved in to your new home , Securing Your Castle and lived there for sometime.

Many people are also concerned about the impact of conserving energy , Have Perfect Holidays by Buying Property in France on their comfort and may be afraid to implement some energy , Off the Grids saving concepts. We would like to politely point out that replacing an incandescent light , Failing to Protect the Tubing Bends with a fluorescent light , Log Homes - Finding the Perfect Log Home Plan will not only save , Have You Got A Leaky Skylight? you energy, , 10 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen but provide you with a more comfortable light , Building Saunas – 5 Tips On How To Build Your Own Sauna in your home , How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter as well. Filling up the dishwasher or the clothes washer before running them takes no additional effort on your part and saves , Convection vs. Conventional Ovens... What's the Difference? you energy , Lower Your Heating and Cooling Bills With Vinyl Replacement Windows usage at the same time. There are many examples such as these that will reduce your energy , Why Is Your House Cold? consumption and not impact your comfort. In fact plugging leaks and designing ceiling fans into the home , Using Reflective Roofing Materials can positively improve the aesthetics as well as reduce drafts.

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