Homeowners who actively choose to remodel their homes with energy efficiency in mind are helping to contribute to a greener planet, as well as contributing to the effort to create a more sustainable future on a national and global scale. According to Energy.gov, “The 115 million residences in America today collectively use an estimated 22.5% of the country’s energy.” Unfortunately, a lot of that energy is wasted through old or improperly installed windows, doors, insulation and other remodeling products. Thousands of dollars are wasted on a yearly basis, pumping energy into homes that are not equipped to utilize all of that energy. Many homeowners don’t take the time to think about the ways in which their home uses energy. Consider the last time you thought about your roof or your siding. Did you consider how it is working to maintain the energy you pay to have in your home in the form of heating and cooling? A lack of insulation, poorly installed windows and doors, or even worn roofing tiles could all be contributing to your home’s inefficient use of energy as well. Until you consider factors such as these and takes steps to resolve them, you could be spending far more on utility bills than you should, especially during intense periods of seasonal weather. By investing in energy saving home improvement projects, homeowners will see energy costs decrease over time, and find that the home is utilizing the heating and cooling system more effectively. Take for example windows and doors, which should be installed with the correct weather stripping. This thin strip of material can significantly cut the costs of your home heating and cooling, and is a simple step in the installation process. Ensuring that your home is properly sealed and insulated will also provide you with more comfort overall. You’ll be cooler in the summer when the air conditioner runs, and warmer in the winter without having to pump excess amounts of heat into your home.
When you’re ready to take steps towards a more efficient household, be selective on the remodeling partner you choose, as not all contractors have the same level of focus and expertise with sustainable building practices. At Power Home Remodeling Group, we are committed to providing our customers with energy efficient solutions for replacement windows, entry doors, vinyl siding, attic insulation and roofing. From recycling to efficient use of gas in our vehicles, we take “being green” seriously. If you’re ready to invite more energy efficient practices into your home, Power Home Remodeling Group is ready to help. We’ll help you identify the areas of your home that can be made more efficient and provide you with top of the line products and expert installation. To find out more about our energy efficient remodeling solutions, call us today.