Home improvement projects are an investment that is sometimes unavoidable. Whether necessary or for cosmetic reasons, home improvement projects don’t have to be a money pit. Energy efficient home improvement projects are the type of investments that can pay for themselves over time. Check out these 4 home improvement projects that help make your home energy efficient.
If your home isn’t efficiently sealed, your money is leaking right out with your heating and cooling costs. Sealing up leaks makes it easier to heat and cool your home efficiently. Leaks can be found around windows, doors, crawl spaces, uninsulated outlets and more. Air sealing is a great home improvement project that saves you money in heating and cooling and keeps your home comfortable. For more info about sealing your home check out our last blog on air sealing.
Another way to make your home feel comfortable while saving on heating and cooling is insulation. Stats show that about 50% of U.S homes are under insulated. As a result, they’re spending more and more in order to keep their home comfortable. Check out these perks on home insulation.
Energy Efficient Replacement Windows
Old leaky windows are not only making your home uncomfortable but also costing you in heating and cooling costs. Invest in energy efficient replacement widows to get rid of drafts and improve the overall health of your house. Replacement windows are a good way to seal your home because it helps get rid of drafts and leaks near windows. Energy efficient windows help to heat and cool your home efficiently.
Electronics & Appliance Upgrade
Another way to make your home energy efficient and go green is to swap out your appliances. If you have old outdated appliances they may be driving up your energy bill. Swap out old appliances for energy star rated appliances. You’re not limited to just washers, dryers, and cooking appliances. You can also upgrade your heating, cooling and ventilation units to energy star rated ones. Need recommendations on energy star products? We have you covered!