Energy-Efficient Home Improvements
We’ve all received an energy bill that was far higher than we expected for the month. If you’re a homeowner, then you know the pain of supplying energy to your home while keeping it under your budget for the month. There’s plenty of variation in energy expenditure every month with a family, meaning the bill can fluctuate. However, there may be another area of fluctuation you haven’t considered.
As winter approaches, you should know that one of the most common ways homes lose energy is from heat loss. When you heat your home, there are multiple ways this heat leaks out, and this loss will require your home heating solution to work double to replace the heat lost.
But what can you do to mitigate heat loss and save on your energy bill?
Making Your Home More Energy Efficient
Are you wondering how to make your home more energy-efficient this winter? There are a few home improvements you can make to save a fistful of cash on your energy bill. We’ll cover some of the most popular and give our recommendations for saving energy.
Addressing The Windows
How much energy do you think leaks from your windows on average? It may surprise you to know that your windows can lose up to a third of the energy generated in your home. This loss happens especially on metal-framed windows and larger windowpanes without proper insulation and glazing.
This winter, look to your windows as the main culprit for a higher energy bill—assuming you’ve been diligent about turning off unused lights. If you think your home is leaking energy through your windows, you should consider addressing this issue first. Make sure your windows have proper glazing and insulation. If your windows need to be addressed, work with a home improvement service to address the issue and lower your monthly payments.
You’ve probably never considered replacing your insulation because the material’s lifespan will last long after you’ve moved out of your home. But there is some benefit to replacing it if the circumstances are appropriate, and some insulation isn’t as effective at preventing energy loss.
If your home has poor-quality insulation, it may be worth replacing it to lower your monthly statements. If this is something you’re considering, then be prepared. Replacing insulation can get expensive fast, especially if you’re using high-quality materials as you should. To make the most effective change you can, work with a professional to identify the points at which you’re losing the most heat. This energy audit will help you make the best decision for your home and lower the cost of heating your home each month.
When you still need help making energy-efficient improvements to your residence, work with a professional team like the one at Minnesota Home Improvements. With our expertise, you can adequately address the energy loss in your home and keep energy costs down. Contact us today to get started on your next project.