Thursday, October 28, 2021

Eco-Friendly Home Renovations

Are you thinking about making some updates to your home to make it more energy efficient? Then be sure to check out this helpful list!

1) Changing Your Light Bulbs 

Changing your light bulbs is an easy and inexpensive way to help your energy-efficient remodeling efforts. Try using LED versions for all your light fixtures. An Energy Star certified light bulb can last up to 15 times longer than a standard light bulb. Better yet, it uses anywhere from 70% to 90% less energy.

Another pro light bulb tip, maybe try smart light bulbs. These types can be controlled through an app or smart speaker, which ensures energy isn’t wasted if you ever accidentally leave the lights on at home. Exterior light can also be changed to LED versions to maximize your energy savings.

2) Adding A Layer of Insulation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, more is always better when it comes to insulation in your walls or attic.

More often than not, newer homes have better and more insulation in comparison to older homes. So, if you have an older home, adding insulation can be a great benefit. Hot air always rises, and attics are where most heat is lost. Therefore, an extra layer of insulation during your home renovation can save you money and energy!

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3) Updating Windows 

Updating any old or leaky windows is another great tip to consider when doing your home renovation. Not only will new windows give your home a refreshing look, but they can also keep hot or cold air from getting in or out.

When it comes to wooden window replacements, homeowners can see up to 70% of recuperated costs and see the savings reflected on energy bills.

4) Updating Doors

When doing an energy-efficient home remodel, updating your front or sliding doors is something to think about.

If you update your front door with a steel model, you could see up to 74% of recuperated costs. In addition, updating your sliding doors with a thicker or more insulated model can help regulate the temperature of your home.

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