Making your kitchen more energy-efficient during a renovation is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills. Here are some ways to make your kitchen more energy-efficient:
Install Energy Star-certified appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens, which use less energy and water
Use LED lighting, which is more energy-efficient and has a longer lifespan than traditional incandescent lights
Install a programmable thermostat to control your heating and cooling system more efficiently
Consider insulating your walls and ceiling to reduce heat loss and improve energy efficiency
Choose Energy Star-certified windows and doors, which offer improved insulation and energy efficiency
Consider a ductless mini-split heating and cooling system, which is more energy-efficient and allows for greater temperature control
Install a low-flow faucet, which reduces water waste and conserves energy used for heating water.
Working with a contractor who has experience with energy-efficient renovations can help ensure that your kitchen renovation is designed and executed with energy efficiency in mind.