These days, it’s more important than ever to save money on your monthly energy bills. Doing so isn’t necessarily all that hard—all you really need to do is turn your heat down in the winter and lower your AC in the summer. However, you may find yourself sacrificing comfort when you do that!
We believe the best way to save money on bills without drastically changing up your lifestyle is to upgrade your windows, roofing and siding in North Carolina. Continue reading to learn how updating these aspects of your home can ultimately save you bundles of cash each month.
Did you know that inefficient single-pane windows can lose up to 40 percent of your heating during the winter and 50 percent of cooling in the summer? Those numbers are hard to believe, but the facts are correct. This wasted energy means you’re paying a lot more than you need to on your monthly heating and cooling bills. What’s the point in even running your heater or AC if that air is just going to flow right out through your windows?
Now is the time to take action and prevent that from happening anymore. Upgrading your single-pane windows to dual-pane windows can save you up to $465 per year, depending on how many windows you replace. Though the cost to upgrade might not be cheap initially, you’ve got to think how much money you’ll save year over year with new windows.
Your siding does more for you than give your home a nice-looking exterior—it also does wonders to keep heat and AC in and block outside air from penetrating your walls. While all types of siding do this in one way or another, you can boost your siding’s effectiveness by replacing it with brand-new, insulated siding.
Vinyl siding is your best bet if you’re looking to save money on your energy bills without breaking the bank. Vinyl is an inexpensive material to install, protects your home from all sorts of weather and can look great for years and years. Talk to your siding contractor about installing light-colored vinyl siding that’ll reflect heat from the sun.
As you know from elementary school science class, heat rises. The heat produced from your furnace will rise and rise all the way up through your roof, wasting tons of money each year—that is, of course, unless you replace your roof with a new metal roof. Metal roofs are excellent at retaining heat from inside your home and reflecting the sun’s rays.
Installing a metal roof ensures that your home (and especially your attic) will be comfortable all year long and you’ll pay a lot less on your energy bills. Better yet, metal roofs can last up to 50 years, so you’ll keep seeing those huge savings for decades to come.
Whether you decide to upgrade your windows, roofing or siding in North Carolina, choose Carolina Improvements to be your contractor. Our professionals have years of experience in all three of these forms of home improvement, so you can rest easy knowing that we can tackle any type of job.
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