Renovating to Save Energy

Want to make changes which will save you energy (and money!) in the long run?  Here are some tips to try:

  • Is it time to purchase a new hot water heater? Consider going tankless. Not only are these models more energy efficient than conventional tank heaters, but they also are longer lasting. Most have a life span of 20+ years.
  • Tax time is just around the corner. Visit this site to learn about energy-saving purchases that could help you earn credits on this year’s taxes.
  • If you’re planning to install a new patio door this spring, a swinging door may be a better investment. These typically have tighter seals than sliding doors, which will help keep outside air from infiltrating your conditioned space.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Energy, close to 60 percent of homes now have energy-efficient multi-pane windows. If you haven’t installed ENERGY STAR-qualified windows, consider doing so soon. This could lower your energy bill by as much as 15 percent.