Replacing your inefficient home heating and cooling equipment, upgrading your windows, insulating your home, installing a solar energy system, or planning a general remodeling project is a daunting task for most homeowners. The age old question facing homeowners is where to get the money needed to make these and other necessary home improvements.
Raising Energy Cost Drive Homeowner Energy Efficiency Investment
We all look around our homes and can identify endless home improvement opportunities. But today, with energy costs at an all time high and continuing to increase, investing in home energy efficiency can really pay off. For example, replacing a 10- to 15-year-old furnace and air conditioner and making sure that the ductwork is sealed properly can reduce your heating and cooling cost by over 50 percent. Depending upon home construction and climate zone, installing energy efficient high performance windows can save $300-400 a year.
Not only will energy efficient home improvements save you money each and every month through reduced utility bills, they also increase the resale value of your home and make it a more comfortable and healthy place to live.