As a homeowner, you’re always finding a new home improvement project to start. We all want to make sure our home is beautiful and comfortable to live in. So, what if you could incorporate home improvement projects that not only make your home a beautiful place to live, but that also help to save energy in the process? Here, we’ll provide you with some tips to do just that.
Home Improvement and Energy Saving Tips
While some home improvement jobs can bring beauty to your home, they can also increase your home’s resale value. Some ways to incorporate adding value and efficiency to your home include the following:
Doors and Windows
You can make big improvements right away by checking the doors and windows in your home. Locate air leaks and seal them with weatherstripping or caulk. Bring in a home energy expert to evaluate your home to find leaks to ensure you seal off as much as you can.
You can also opt to switch your windows to low-E and double-pane windows to help insulate your home, keeping the cool air from your air conditioning system inside the home.
High home energy costs originate in the attic for many of us, which can cause your air conditioner to work harder. If your attic is not insulated, consider doing so. If it already has insulation, you’ll want to check the attic for areas of damaged insulation, as this generally means there is a leakage.
A great way to add additional living space and help improve your energy efficiency is finishing your basement. Adding insulation to your basement helps to protect against mold growth and moisture. You’ll also want to insulate any exposed piping.
Your air conditioner works hard to keep your home cool and comfortable, so follow the above tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your cooling unit. And, when you’re ready for an air conditioning tune-up to make sure the system itself is running as efficiently as it can, give the experts at J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling a call at (480) 946-5083.