Mangrove Construction Green Technology That LastsMost buildings and homes in the United States consume 40% of the total fossil fuel energy and contribute to greenhouse gasses. Some contractors will tell you that you have to spend a lot of money to change your home into a “green” environment, but that is simply not true.

Here at Mangrove Construction, we believe that going green doesn’t have to break your budget. There are a lot of ways that we can help you save money without making major changes to your home. Making small, inexpensive improvements can reduce your energy consumption and put a significant dent in your monthly energy bill.

Inexpensive Energy Saving Tips:

  1. Have a Professional Energy Audit conducted on your home. Auditors will do a room-by-room inspection to give you a thorough picture of where your home is losing energy and what you can do to save money.
  2. Check all of the weather-stripping and sealants around your doors. Damaged weather stripping and sealants allow air to leak out around entry doors causing your air conditioning to run more than needed.
  3. Tinting your windows is an inexpensive way to block direct sunlight and protect your furniture from fading. This can be a DIY project or you can have the tint professionally installed. Also remember to draw your shades/blinds or curtains during peak sun times. This small change in your routine can add up to big savings each month.
  4. Determine if your home could use more insulation. Proper amounts of insulation will allow you to live more comfortably and lower your monthly energy bills significantly.
  5. Install a programmable thermostat for your air conditioning and heating unit. Old school thermostats do not allow you to adjust the temperatures based on time of day – it is a manual process. Digital thermostats can be programmed for maximum energy efficiency, especially during the times that you are not home or sleeping.

If you would like to talk to us about more energy savings tips, feel free to contact us or call us at 855-847-0700.