Checklist for Energy Efficient Renovations

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Renovation is a great time to improve your home's energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Discuss the following areas with your renovator:

  • Exterior Walls
  • Insulation, air and vapor barriers
  • New energy-efficient windows, doors and skylights
  • Kitchen
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Task lighting
  • A range hood
  • Bathroom
  • High-efficiency exhaust fan or a central ventilation system
  • Water-efficient toilet and showerhead
  • Living, Dining And Bedroom Areas
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Automatic timers and dimmer switches
  • Mechanical systems
  • Energy-efficient heating and cooling system, sized correctly for your home
  • Balanced and well-designed ductwork
  • Air filtration with medium-efficiency filters
  • An energy-efficient hot water tank
  • Basement
  • Insulation, with air and moisture sealing for exterior walls
  • Clean-up of molds
  • Increased natural light with energy-efficient windows
  • Attic
  • Upgraded insulation
  • Ensure Proper Ventilation
  • Weather stripping and insulating the attic hatch