Energy Efficient

Thousands of homeowners have discovered that pumping money into their home instead of buying a new home is a wise investment in uncertain times. In this economy aren’t we all looking for a wise investment?!

We understand that homeowners have taken advantage of lower interest rates to refinance their mortgage or have taken out a home equity loan to use towards making those much-needed home improvements and/or home updates.

If you are one of these smart homeowners then energy efficient home improvements and home remodeling projects should be at the top of your list, if not, you’re missing out on the perfect opportunity to easily…

  • Reduce Your Energy and Water Bills – SAVE MONEY
  • Increase home comfort and health – INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME
  • Decrease the pollution and greenhouse gas emissions – HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

Below Are a Few Smart Energy Efficient Investments

If you are ready to start saving money, enhance the comfort of your life and lifestyle, improve the livability and increase the value of your home, you should consider choosing these smart energy efficiency investments.

Replacing Old Doors, Windows, and Appliances

You should start with replacing old windows, sliding glass doors and other single pane glass doors because they are responsible for at least 50 percent of your energy loss.
Consider replacing your drafty single pane windows or builder grade double pane windows that are discoloring and fogging with the high-quality double pane insulated windows that have a low emissive coating (Lo-E) and filled with either argon or krypton gas that are Energy Star certified.

These energy efficient windows will save you money by reducing energy loss by 30-50 percent and by reducing your heating and cooling cost adds beauty and value to your home and increase the resell value if you choose to sell your home. They will also reduce the street noise and protect your furniture and flooring from the sun’s discoloring rays while making your home more comfortable for you and your family.

Remodeling or updating your kitchen is one of the hottest topics with homeowners and in the remodeling industry because if it is done properly and tastefully a homeowner can recoup 70-90 percent of the cost if you choose to sell your home.

You will see immediate savings on your energy and water bills, up to 30 percent per product category, when you upgrade your kitchen and laundry appliances with Energy Star certified products.

Insulating your home can earn you 50 percent or more on your investment. Get rid of that old Masonite hardboard wall panel to install a Radiant Barrier OSB and insulated vinyl siding. Remember to insulate your attic since it can reach temperatures greater than 120 degrees in our hot Texas summers. By doing this, you will save money cutting your heating and cooling cost.

Replace your old Healing and Cooling System because these old units are costing you a great deal of money. They typically account for 50 percent or more of your home’s energy cost. When you replace your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump, make sure it is an Energy Star certified unit to ensure it’s energy efficiency. Your new central air conditioning system should have a Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio (SEER) 13 or higher to use 20 percent less electricity than your old unit.

Receive An Energy Tax Credit

These high quality smart investments aren’t cheap and will cost you more on the front-end. However they will hold their value and pay for themselves with the money they will save you. This will continue to put money on your pocket long after they have paid themselves off! You can also receive an Energy Tax Credit on some if not all of these investments.

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