If you’re like most homeowners, the high energy costs of heating and cooling your home can be a major expense—especially in the extreme cold of winter! The pros at Homewerks know that saving energy also means saving money, so here are our top ways to make sure the inefficiency of your home isn’t blowing your budget.
1. Clean Your Vents
While you may not think too much about your home’s vent system, over time it can easily get clogged up with dirt, dust and allergens. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your air ducts professionally cleaned (if ever!), now is the time to schedule an appointment. The more efficient ducts will carry air better, plus make the air that’s coming out cleaner and healthier for you and your family.
2. Improve Insulation
If your home’s walls have old insulation or none at all, now is the time to invest. Thick, durable insulation within your walls will do wonders to keep your house toasty and warm during brutal Chicago winters. Plus, less heat used means you’ll cut down on energy costs!
3. Replace Windows
Do you have drafty, whistling or damaged windows? If so, you might as well be tossing your money out of them. If you’re experiencing any of these problems with your current windows, it’s time to replace them. With improved materials and technology, many windows now offer incredible energy-efficiency and insulation.
4. Update Appliances
If your budget allows, swapping out your washer, dryer, dishwasher and other major appliances for more advanced, energy-saving models will dramatically cut down on your water and energy expenses.Our Chicago kitchen remodelers would be happy to update your kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances that don't consumer as much energy.
5. Seal Doors/Exteriors
Just like your windows, older or damaged doors can let a lot of your heat out—perhaps without you even noticing. By replacing or sealing your doors and exterior, you can ensure that heat won’t seep out any of your home’s nooks and crannies.
Ready to make some of these energy-efficient changes in your own home? Call the experts at Homewerks! We are the experts at all things home improvement, and we can help you transform your house into the efficient, beautiful showpiece you’ve always wanted. Speak to one of our representatives today or fill out our quick form to receive your FREE, no-obligation estimate.