Do you know that there is money hidden inside your home? We’re not talking about the change that might be under the cushions on your couch. We’re talking serious money. The kind of money you would save for a new car or a pool for the backyard. But every month, that money evaporates into thin air, almost literally. It leaves your home hidden inside your energy bills. It might be the extra cost you paid out for oil you didn’t need to burn. It may be electricity that was used for something you didn’t even know it was being used for. Here are 4 things you can change in your home that will put real money back into your pocket.
Window or Door Replacement
Since we are one of the largest window and door replacement companies in the U.S., we know a lot about how these items can put a heavy cost on homeowners. We’ve looked at all of the research. We’ve studied all of the studies. When it comes to reducing energy costs, window and door replacements are on top of the list. So, it only made sense to make them top on our list.
It costs money to heat your home. The more heat you can keep inside, the less you’re going to spend out each month on heating costs. If you have old windows, you’re losing money. Older window technologies don’t have the energy efficiency of modern windows. All you have to do is hold your hand up to your windows on a cold January day to see how effective they are at keeping the cold out.
The same is true for doors. When you get new doors that take advantage of new technologies, not only will you be getting a beautiful new door to look at, you’ll reduce your heating bills.
Upgrade Your Appliances
Upgrading your windows and doors isn’t the only way you can save money with new technology. If you have appliances that are more than 8 years old, you’re losing money. Plain and simple. When you replace an old air conditioner or dishwasher, you’re going to see the difference.
Regulate Your Electricity
There are many devices you can install inside your home that will regulate electrical items that get left on, or that only need to be used at certain times. If you have something you “forget” to turn off frequently, look into ways to automate it.
Do you have a water heater? Have you checked to see what temperature it is set on? If your water heater is working overtime to heat the water in your tank, it isn’t doing you any good. In fact, it is costing you money. By setting your heater to 120 degrees, you’ll still get nice, warm water, without paying through the nose for lost energy.
There are hundreds of ways to reduce how much energy you use. If you make upgrades one at a time, it won’t be long until you’re enjoying a warmer, cozier house, and much more manageable energy bills.