Homeowners are always looking for ways to make their homes more efficient. Whether you’ve purchased energy-efficient appliances for your kitchen or recently upgraded your HVAC system, there are countless ways to improve your home’s efficiency. The following suggestions will help you save both energy and money on your monthly electric bill.
Blue Springs Siding and Windows proudly provides window installations, siding installations, and a variety of other home improvement services. We strive to optimize your home’s energy efficiency, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a free estimate!
Four Ways to Save Energy
Invest in Vinyl Siding
Not only does vinyl siding boost your home’s curb appeal, it’s also one of the most affordable ways to increase your home’s efficiency. Old and outdated siding will allow the outside air to influence your indoor temperature, causing your HVAC system to work overtime in order to maintain stability. Inadequate siding could be costing you more money on your monthly bill than you think- even with an efficient HVAC system, aged or worn siding can result in unnecessary heating or cooling.
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Switch to LEDs…
Most of the homes in the Kansas City area were constructed decades ago when traditional incandescent lights were standard. In recent years, LED light bulbs have become much more popular, and for a good reason. In addition to lasting up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, LED lights use up to 80 percent less energy. In fact, the US Department of Energy estimates that the average homeowner can save up to $75 per year by switching to LED lighting.
…And Take Advantage of Natural Sunlight
Optimizing the amount of natural sunlight in your home is another great way to save money on your energy bill. If your home doesn’t get much natural light due to the size of your windows or the location of your home, consider investing in a Blue Springs window installation. We have a wide variety of options from which to choose, and our helpful staff will work with you to find a good fit for your home. We can even facilitate a sunroom installation if you would like to maximize the amount of natural light you can utilize!
Seal Cracks and Leaks
Don’t let your hard-earned money get carried away by drafts! If you notice that the temperature varies significantly from room to room (especially during hotter and colder months), you should assess your windows for any cracks or leaks. Some window units can be easily sealed without the help of a professional, but replacement windows should be installed for any windows surpassing 15 years of age for maximum cost-effectiveness.
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