There’s nothing quite as comforting as staying in a warm, cozy home all day while it’s pouring rain outside. And that same house can serve as a cool slice of paradise on a sweltering summer afternoon. Yes, our homes are highly adaptable, and if you’ve gone through the process of making your’s energy efficient, keeping the indoor climate in that sweet spot year round isn’t putting much of a tax on your wallet or the environment.

Now that the holiday decorations are packed away and that pesky New Year’s Eve confetti is finally swept up, many of us are going to take a look at how we can improve our lives in the New Year. While the typical resolution may take some of us to the gym, we’d all be surprised by how we can improve the comfort and efficiency of our homes – from the newly constructed or remodeled, to those dating back to the ‘60s.

Quick and Easy Ways You Can Save Energy at Home

You may not know it, but there are vampires in your home. Energy vampires that is. Computers, microwaves, cable boxes and other appliances that stay plugged in and suck electricity even when you aren’t using them.

Aside from a piping hot cup of Joe, there’s really nothing that compares to a warm, morning shower to get you ready for the day. But it’s not uncommon to cut that morning lather short as the water starts losing its fever and feels more like it’s being pumped straight from the Arctic.

As beautiful as the Central Coast is during the dog days of summer, you’re also sure to notice that it can get hot. And by hot, I mean on a bad day, it’s going to feel like you just opened the oven door to check on the pies no matter where you go.


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