Committing to a home remodel is always a tough decision. You are faced with choosing between upgrades to your home and saving money. But there are ways to ensure that your home remodel can save you money over the long haul, which makes that initial investment worthwhile. The best ways to remodel for energy savings are many, but here are a few.
Insulation is one of the best ways to remodel for energy savings
The biggest way you could save money each year on heating and cooling costs is by improving your home’s insulation. You have to make your home more energy efficient. Ever wonder why rooms with bigger windows are hotter in the summer and cooler in the winter, compared to the rest of the house? Even if those windows are shut, most older windows are not very good for insulation purposes. Spending a couple thousand dollars on new energy-efficient windows could save you a lot of money over the next decade!
Going solar is a huge change from how you currently live. But the change could be what you need to realize true energy independence. Spending money on solar panels and other changes to the home could take a chunk away from your remodeling budget. But all that money would help you in the future, as you would not have any energy bills for the coming years. The cost of such systems is always less than the 15-20-year savings you would get from the investment.
New Heating and Cooling System
If your heating and cooling systems are close to ten years old, it is no wonder you are paying so much for electricity each month. Newer HVAC systems are not only much better at equalizing the temperature throughout a home, but they also use much less energy to heat or cool your home to a certain temperature during the winter and summer months! Investing money in a new system now would save you a lot of money (and energy) in the future.