Learn How Window Tint Film Makes a Major Difference in New Jersey
As the cost of living increases and we hear more and more about protecting the environment, you probably have realized something has to change.
If you want to do your part in making your daily life more sustainable – and you’d love to save a buck or several doing it – then there’s great news for you: modern household sustainability doesn’t have to be expensive. And it isn’t always difficult, either!
Families getting extreme with eco-friendly practices might attempt a zero-waste lifestyle – and more power to them! But if you’re just getting started on your sustainability journey, or you mostly want to keep more money in the bank, Energy Solutions of East Brunswick, New Jersey, your preferred window tint film company, has a few tips for you to follow.
Try implementing these practices into your daily life, and enjoy the results for yourself.
Compost in Your Backyard
Saving your food scraps from your kitchen and putting them to good work is both sustainable and money-saving; you’ll no longer need to purchase expensive fertilizer for your home garden. Learning to compost is easy – and there are many variations on it, so you’re sure to find a method that works well for you.
All you need is a canister to keep in your kitchen to stow produce scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds, and more as you cook. Then, upgrade your backyard with a compost bin or barrel, set away from your house, to dump them into each day. Your local county extension office can offer you specific advice and provide you with informative literature on what you can and cannot compost and how often you should turn your pile.
When your compost is ready, it looks like dark, rich soil, and is ready for application in your vegetable or flower garden beds. Just grab your shovel and wheelbarrow for easy transportation around your yard.
Window Tinting for Homes Saves on Energy
UV-ray and heat-reducing window tint film can save you big on your summer utilities – and they’re even shown to help in the winter, too.
Your results will vary depending on the type of film you select, but if you’re going for ultimate cost savings on your utilities, the experts at Energy Solutions can help you choose the ideal 3M™ window tint for your home.
If you want your home to stay cooler in the summer, our window tint film can block up to 71 percent of the sun’s heat, keeping your house cooler even without the AC constantly running. And in the winter, the film adds an additional layer of insulation to your glass, which can help block drafts. It’s simply a smart home upgrade that lasts for years!
Upgrade Your Way of Grocery Shopping
Co-op grocers and certain traditional markets have bulk bins full of dry goods, such as seasonings, beans, nuts, and even cleaning products. When you bring your own jar to fill up, you’ll reduce your consumption of single-use plastics. And because you’re buying in bulk, the per-ounce rate tends to be cheaper than buying prepackaged items.
You don’t even need to invest in fancy containers. Save pasta sauce jars, pickle jars, and other clear, sturdy containers that you’d normally throw away or recycle. Sanitize them and remove their labels, and they’ll be all ready for use!
You can pre-weigh them to get their tare weight before you fill them with your bulk goods. You’ll then subtract this weight from the total weight of the filled container to determine how much product you’re purchasing.
Adjust – and Upgrade – the Thermostat
Raising the temperature of your home in the summer by one degree or decreasing it by one degree in the winter can save you a boatload on your utility bills – and it’s more sustainable because you’re using less energy.
The more you can adjust the temperature of your home so that your HVAC isn’t working as hard, the more you’ll save. For example, before you leave the house, you can adjust the thermostat to a warmer temperature when the AC is on or a cooler temperature when the heat is on. And even if you plan to be home, wear more layers in the winter, or opt for tank tops and shorts in the summer.
Want to see a big difference in your energy bill? The US Department of Energy says you can save up to 10 percent per year on heating and cooling expenses by turning your thermostat back as little as 7 degrees from its usual setting for eight hours a day.
Opting for a smart thermostat, or a programmable one at the very least, puts you more in control of how much energy you use to heat and cool your home in the tri-state area. The return on investment for this simple home upgrade is pretty quick, too.
Start Your Journey to Home Sustainability with Window Tint Film
One of the fastest ways on this list to start saving you money and becoming more sustainable is to call Energy Solutions to get an estimate on window tinting for your home. Our experienced technicians can help you determine the right type of 3M™ window tint for your needs, including window security film.
Energy Solutions, based in New Jersey, serves the tri-state area including New York and Pennsylvania. If that’s where you live, we’re tinting windows near you! Give us a call at (732) 490-1500, or send us a message online to request an estimate.