Replace your thermostat with a set-back type. If you have a forced air furnace keep the temperature setting lower at night and during the day if everyone in your house is at work or school. You can reset for weekends when people are at home.
You can install recessed fixtures sandwiched between the ceiling joists of a new building. You can do this even if a home is being majorly remodeled. You can obtain recessed fixtures that are intended for structures already in place. These fixtures can be slipped into the existing ceiling space, after making holes to accommodate the wiring. The fixtures offered by us are IC housing rated, and so these can be used safely even when ceiling insulation johannesburg is present. When your ceiling is not insulated, you can choose a non-IC housing rated fixture.
If your crawlspace is an attic crawlspace, check the ceiling, insulation, and roof areas to make sure there are no leaks. If you find leaks or sources of moisture, use the anti-moisture sealant mentioned above. It would also be good to have someone inspect your roof for any missing shingles or leak sources on the outside. Plus, make sure that your roof vents are open and functioning properly. Put a fan in the crawlspace just as you would for a crawlspace under the house to dry out the area.
In order to save money over time, choose energy-smart appliances. You should also unplug any device that has a light or display that stays on all the time. This small change can save you money in the long run, and these simple changes offer big benefits for the planet.
Attic radiant barrier won’t melt the shingles. A study in Florida measured the temperatures of roof shingles above radiant barriers and found that the peak temperatures are only 2 to 5 degrees higher than the temperature of shingles on roofs without radiant barriers.
You may need additional light for certain chores. For instance, additional light above the sink may be a good idea. You may want to see better at the stove, too. Place new fixtures below the cabinet or on walls. Is you pantry dimly lit? You may need to add an additional fixture.
There are many money saving tips and tricks that you can try out. By experimenting with a few you might save yourself a lot of money to help carry you through these difficult times.