A growing number of people across the U.S. are becoming more eco-friendly, and with good reason. Making your home more eco-friendly is a great way to save the environment while also saving on your energy bills.

Here are a few ways you can cut back on energy waste and make smart investments to turn your home into a more eco-friendly place.

Install a smart thermostat

A good chunk of your monthly expenditures goes towards heating and cooling costs. If you’re still using a manual thermostat in your home, you can help to keep these costs down by switching over to a smart thermostat instead.

Smart thermostats can be programmed so that they only turn on at certain times of the day. For instance, you can program your thermostat to turn on just before you get home so that your house is nice and cool during the summer months only when you need it to be. Smart thermostats can help to cut back on your energy bills while also helping you reduce your carbon footprint.

Upgrade your insulation

Poor insulation can be one of the biggest energy and money wasters. Improper home insulation causes your air conditioning to leak outside rather than stay cooling your house. This means your air conditioning is running routinely throughout the day, increasing your energy bills and making your carbon footprint bigger.

There are several areas around your house that ought to be insulated including your walls, roof, attic, and windows. Even covering your hardwood floors with area rugs can help to keep your home insulated so your cool air stays right where it’s meant to be.

Install solar panels

Many Americans are choosing to install solar panels on their roofs to make their electrical use more sustainable. In fact, since 2008, solar installations across the U.S. have grown 17-fold from 1.2 gigawatts to an estimated 30 GW today. That’s enough to power the equivalent of 5.7 million American homes.

However, solar panels are a major investment even if they do offer a great ROI. Fortunately, Suntegrity Solar offers both solar panel installation and financing to help you get your solar system set up.

Suntegrity Solar is the solar systems installer you can trust to help make your home a more eco-friendly and energy-efficient place to live. For more information on our solar panels and solar panel installations, contact Suntegrity Solar today.