Benefits of Keeping Your Home Energy Efficient
With rising energy cost, homeowners today are looking for ways to decrease their carbon footprint as well as their monthly energy bills. There are many ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Of course, every smart homeowner wants to know the best and most effective ways to cut down their bills. The following are a list of ways to drastically cut down you energy bills:
Energy Efficient Appliances:
Appliances that were made 2002 or older are outdated and non-energy efficient by todays standards. Buying new appliances such as new dishwashers, washing/drying machines, and refrigerators can save you close to 50% compared to your current appliances.
Energy Efficient Windows
Homeowners who have older windows that are drafty and inefficient are likely to have higher electric or gas bills. Even windows in newer construction communities are not made to be energy efficient and can experience problems as early as 8-12 years after they are put in. Replacing your windows with HomeStars’ Slocomb Protech 177 Window Series can save you between 24%-50% each month. Over a year this can amount to saving thousands of dollars over your current windows. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of replacing you windows schedule an estimate with HomeStar today.
Foam Backed Siding
Traditionally siding has been seen as only a cosmetic upgrade for the home. However, HomeStar carries new siding options that have foam insulation built into the siding panels. A siding replacement project using foam-backed vinyl siding returns 77.6% of its initial cost at resale, according to “Remodeling” magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report” — one of the higher returns listed in the annual survey. This siding upgrade can save homes 20% or more on their monthly energy bills. Homeowners who want to learn more about siding can request a no obligation, free estimate, with HomeStar Remodeling today.
Central Air Condition
Although still expensive, many new central air units are much more efficient than those of the past. With newer units your home can be cooled down faster and more efficiently.