If you are debating on starting renovations on your property or have already begun the process, you should consider implementing energy efficient designs and products into your home improvements or upgrades in your home. When doing upgrades or improvements in your home, the first thought that typically comes to mind is aesthetics, how it looks. Because of this, we tend to steer our attention away from energy efficiency and focus on the beautiful and delicate looking aspects of our home.
Whether you have given it thought or not, adding energy efficient designs and products into your home puts money back in your pocket. By doing this you are not only saving money for the overall renovation but you are reducing your carbon footprint and helping the environment! This is an even better investment if you are looking to sell your property. Buyers love energy efficient design and products and is a new hot item on wishlists. Lots of natural light in the house (to prevent a high electricity bill) and high efficiency washer and dryers are just small ways to add an energy efficient touch in the home. If you want to go big, you can think of adding solar panels to generate solar energy during the day. Here are some other tips to making your home more environmentally friendly and put funds back in your pocket:
-Changing your insulation from conventional batten to the spray foam insulation will save you in heating/cooling costs
-Consider using roof overhangs to provide shade to the house (and your family if sitting outside) to prevent cooling costs in the summer
-Use blackout curtains in the summertime to keep the interior of the house cool (if you are not home during the day)
-Try to pick natural products that are durable and long lasting for your home if you are re-doing flooring such as bamboo.
These are just small tips you can try to cut costs in your home and put money back into your pocket! Contact Robert Clancy today to learn more about refinancing to attain funds for some home improvements!