How to Detox Your Home and Make It More Energy Efficient

Spring is a good time to assess your home’s energy efficiency and make smart changes

As spring arrives, it’s the perfect time to detox your home and boost its energy efficiency. From filtering your water to welcoming in more sunlight, simple changes can make a big difference in the health and comfortability of your home. Continue reading below to discover our favorite – and affordable – solutions.

Filter Your Water

It’s never a bad idea to ensure your home’s water quality, and a simple way to do so is to install a home water filtration system. Drinking tap water without a filter makes you vulnerable to contaminants such as lead, pesticides and various chemicals you may have never even heard of. Water filters not only eliminate contaminants from your water, but they also eliminate the need for plastic water bottles by allowing you to conveniently refill reusable bottles with clean water from your home. Additionally, full-home water filtration can even reduce the level of minerals within the water, reducing buildup within your appliances, increasing their energy efficiency and reducing waste.

Air Out Your Home

Did you know that the air inside your home is two to five times more contaminated than the air outdoors – and that it is recommended to air out your home three to four times a day?

Having a home that’s hot, stuffy and continuously circulating stale air is not only bad for your health but uncomfortable in general. A Whole House Fan provides an effective and affordable way to ventilate and cool your home. Unlike A/C, which circulates the same stale air over and over, Whole House Fans draw in the fresh outside air while ejecting the hot, stale air through a vent in the attic. This results in fresher air and more comfortable temperatures indoors.

The Solatube Whole House Fans are so powerfully innovative that your A/C unit doesn’t even have to run until it’s needed, saving you up to 90% on your energy bill each month.

Eliminate Moisture

Another easy way to ensure both you and your home’s health is to eliminate moisture inside your house. Moisture can lead to fungus growth, mold, the smell of mildew and an uncomfortable humid house.

So, what’s the solution? Start by looking at your attic.

An Attic Fan can easily bring comfort back into your home with ventilation, keeping the attic cool and dry. The solar-powered Solatube Attic Fan works to avoid damage to both your insulation and framework from moisture accumulation. Not only does this prolong the life of both your A/C unit and roof, but it also plays a part in saving on monthly energy bills. It also works GREAT with the Whole House Fan mentioned above, making your home even more energy efficient.

Welcome in Sunlight

Homeowners have always craved naturally lit spaces, even before studies proved the numerous physical and psychological benefits daylight has on humans – from improved mood and productivity to better concentration and overall well-being.

For those looking to harness the multitude of benefits of sunlight and optimize energy usage to reduce household costs and enhance efficiency Solatube Tubular Skylights may be the affordable and versatile solution you are looking for.

Tubular Skylights start with domes that sit on your home’s roof, engineered to capture sunlight from virtually any angle, even on cloudy days. They then push that light inside the house via highly reflective tubes and a diffuser mounted in the ceiling disperses the natural light evenly throughout the interior space. The Energy Star-rated Solatube Tubular Skylights are also designed with patented technology that redirects low-angle sunlight and rejects overpowering midday summer sun to deliver consistent natural light without making your interior room hot.

Additionally, Solatube Tubular Skylights are much more than just skylights – these modern skylights can be outfitted with various decorative ceiling fixtures and integrated with daylight dimming, ventilation and even LEDs for nighttime use.

Ready to detox your home, reduce your energy bill and create a healthy, energy-efficient space?

Take the first step to a healthy home by visiting or by calling 888.SOLATUBE to schedule a free virtual or in-home consultation with your local Solatube Premier Dealer.