How To Make Your Home More Efficient

Here are a few simple upgrades to make your home more energy efficient.

Are you thinking about doing some energy upgrades? A good place to start is by getting an energy assessment of your home, also known as a HERS rating. Most people assume solar panels are the only way to make your home energy efficient, but that isn’t the case.

One way to make your home more power-saving is to upgrade your windows. Good windows will improve your insulation and help you regulate the temperature of your home, so you won’t have to rely on air conditioning or heating as much. We recently upgraded our windows, and our home stays cooler for much longer. 

If you want to improve your insulation in other ways, you can have an energy inspection done on your home. This will tell you where your leaks are. Once you patch them up, you’ll be surprised how much more pleasant your living area is. Upgrading your roof is another easy way to improve your insulation. 

“Consult an expert before deciding on your financing.”

Of course, you have to pay for these upgrades somehow. Fortunately, you have options. When we upgraded our home, we used a home equity line of credit. You can also take out a pace loan, although it comes with some strings attached. For example, you can’t take out an FHA loan if you haven’t paid off your pace loan. Before you sign off on one of these, consult an expert to see if this option is right for you. 

No matter what upgrades you’re thinking about making, please call or email us. We’d love to guide you through the process and put you in touch with great contractors. We look forward to hearing from you!

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