With a break in this intense heat expected over the weekend, I’m sure many of you have wondered about the energy bill that will be showing up in your mailbox as you attempt to keep keep your home cool. Energy efficiency is one of the main focuses of home remodeling and renovating, so here are some ideas to help you maintain a greener home that will provide energy efficiency with lower energy consumption in both summer and winter.
- Insulation – Over eighty percent of all homes are under-insulated. With proper insulation, you can save up to 25% on your home’s energy bill.
- House Wrap – By using a moisture barrier house wrap, the house allows water vapor to pass from inside your home to the exterior. The good news is that it will not allow water to pass from the exterior to the inside; by serving as a one-way valve, it keeps mold and mildew at bay.
- Windows and Doors – One of our preferred products, Simonton Windows, is available in both Low-E and advanced Low-E protection to assure that you save on heating and energy costs. Simonton windows offer the ultimate control in heating and cooling, face protection, and visibility.
- Radiant Barrier – Earthwise Super Green Attic Energy Barrier stops ninety-seven percent of radiant heat loss in your attic, working in both the summer and winter to prevent residential energy loss, resulting in significantly lower energy bills for your home.
Quality Craftsmen has over 25 years of experience as metro Atlanta’s energy efficiency specialists. If you’re interested in updating your home to be more energy efficient or are interested in green construction or renovations, don’t hesitate to contact us!
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