According to the Department of Energy, a typical household spends almost $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. The bulk of that money, however, stems from energy loss due to leaky windows or ducts, old appliances, or poor heating and cooling systems.
[company_name]® is the top choice among homeowners when it comes to replacement windows in Schenectady, NY. In this article, we provide an easy guide to home improvements that will save you energy and money.
The Net Zero approach seeks to reduce energy consumption as much as possible. This is what a couple living in a suburb did when they realized that that their current home couldn’t achieve their goals for green living. Here are some of the projects they started, which you can also pursue for your own home:
Old or leaky windows are the leading cause of unusually high energy bills. The solution then is simple: replace them and enjoy better energy savings. With quality windows from Renewal by Andersen®, you will not only reduce your energy bills, but also boost the curb appeal of your home for years to come.
Sealing cracks and upgrading insulation
Many homes have countless places where air leaks in and out, especially around doors and windows. Other places include plumbing and light fixtures that penetrate into the attic or crawl space. You can use a caulk gun to seal gaps in walls and windows. For doors, you will need some quality weatherstripping along the frames to prevent drafts.
Schedule an energy audit
If your energy bills are still high, you may need a professional energy audit of your home. A detailed audit will test the integrity of your house using thermographic imaging and air-leakage testers, to check for other possible places that waste energy.
As the trusted experts in replacement windows in Poughkeepsie, NY and its surrounding areas, we offer you a wealth of options to help you save energy in your home. Our Fibrex® frames conserve energy and are much stronger than vinyl, while our High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass is up to 70% more efficient in summer and 56% more efficient in winter compared to regular double-pane glass.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation on your home improvement needs. You can call us at (518)831-2434 (Capital Region) and (845) 245-2664 (Hudson Valley).