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Energy-efficiency is a big point in today’s homes. Everyone wants to spend less to the heating and cooling yet would like to be able to sit inside their homes and feel more comfortable. But the importance of it isn’t just while you own your home; buyers are seeking out homes that are energy-efficient, so improvements you make now will make your home more attractive to buyers when the time comes for you to sell. That makes energy-efficient home remodeling projects a win-win. By adding energy-efficient options to your home, you’re not only lowering your utility bill, but you’re also increasing your home’s value at the same time.
Home buyers are willing to pay more for homes that have these green upgrades, which means that smart homeowners should add them into their homes. Depending on the remodeling project, energy efficient upgrades can add over 5% in value to your home when you switch out specific items for more energy efficient ones.
Here are some great home remodeling projects to consider if you’d like to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
The insulation can really make a difference in how much you spend on both heating and cooling throughout the year. If you have a poorly insulated home, you could be throwing money out the window in a sense. You need to insulate as well as you can to get the most use of your heat and cool air throughout the year. And proper insulation can make your home last longer as well.
Your home’s windows are not only your eyes to the outside world but also make a major contribution to your home’s ability to keep the cool or warm air inside. You may be letting it out, or even inside when you are not meaning to. (Window openings are the #1 source of heating or cooling loss, followed by door openings.) Older windows have this effect. By replacing them and upgrading to energy-efficient windows, you can essentially save more money and recoup some of what you already spent.
Adding solar panels to your home is something that can really increase its value as you save money on energy. These are one of the most energy-efficient ways to keep your home running. You can use the sun’s rays to light, heat, cool and power your home. Depending on where you live and the solar system you install, you may find you can power your home completely. (Some homeowners even have excess power that they can sell back to their utility company.)
Heating and Cooling Systems
By having the right heating and cooling systems throughout your home, you can benefit from having something that is going to truly make a difference. Energy-efficient furnaces and air conditioners will save you money now and increase your home’s value at sale time.
When you are ready for those energy-efficient upgrades, give us a call here at Window Outfitters. We are THE window replacement company for the Twin Cities, and we install quality replacement windows and exterior doors that will save you money while adding value to your home.
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