It seems like energy costs never stop going up, and many of us find ourselves shocked at the cost of heating our homes. Still, it can be prevented by investing in making our homes more energy efficient. And remodeling your home can do just that.
While you’ll have to invest in remodeling, you’ll find yourself paid back with the decreased energy bills. Plus, since you’re reducing your home’s carbon footprint, it’s a winning situation all around.
How do you go about remodeling your home to be more energy efficient?
Many experts tell you that insulation is the easiest – and cheapest – way to save money. Most energy escapes through the roof, so thoroughly insulating this area is very important. If you want to locate air leak sources, then a blower door test can be performed.
Are there areas in your home that are extremely lit up by the sun? These areas will need to be well ventilated. Make sure all your windows are able to open and close, and install ceiling fans to help draw out heat.
A big energy – and therefore cost – saver is new, Energy Star appliances. Energy Star appliances are those approved by the EPA and Department of Energy as being energy efficient. Installing these will have a great impact on your home’s energy bills.
If you want to warm up your home without using electricity, then installing a fireplace is a great way. Insulation can be done with glass fireplace doors.
Have new HVAC ducts installed in those areas that are already heated and cooled. These will need to be insulated the energy doesn’t leak out.
These are just a few of the many ways you can reduce your energy costs through remodeling. If you want to learn more, please call us now at (952) 444-2301 or Click Here to Request a Free Estimate.