The fall season offers homeowners a final chance to prepare for the upcoming cold weather. It’s also a great opportunity to increase your home’s energy efficiency – thus saving you money on your energy bills.
To make it through the day, you’ll need all the energy you can get (hence your triple-shot latte addiction). But when it comes to your home, it’s all about cutting back. Like most green-minded folk, you probably know and exercise some of the basics–keeping the thermostat just a little lower, using those swirly energy-saving lightbulbs and unplugging appliances when you go out of town. While these small fixes are a great place to start, there are so many different ways to really make a difference in making your abode run on less fuel (meaning you’ll have some extra cash for your next coffee run). Read on to find out about changes you can make right now.
No matter if the housing market is up or down, you always want to ensure home remodeling projects are wise investments. Luckily, according to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report 2011-2012, there are several home improvement projects that will provide significant enjoyment to you now – and could recoup a majority of your dollars whenever you decide to sell.
The bubbling, peeling film of the 1970s is a thing of the past, with new, higher-tech options available to improve energy efficiency.
Solar window film offers a variety of functions and benefits to existing homes with older or less efficient windows.
It helps keep ultraviolet light from entering the home, which reduces fading of flooring, furnishings, pictures and artwork exposed to sunlight. It can improve a home’s energy efficiency by keeping heat out during the summer and warm air in during the winter. It offers an additional layer of security against glass breakage and reduces glare.
Last year, Nicole Salama and her husband moved from a ranch-style house in San Mateo, Calif. to a larger home in nearby Hillsborough, a forested community south of San Francisco and one of the wealthiest and most expensive towns in the state.
The main reason why they moved? Their son Benjamin, age 5, starts school this week.
With the continuing crisis in the world’s economy, suffering homeowners across the globe are seeking new ways to save money. Whether that be coupon clipping, tightening up on frivolous spending or using more off-brand products, there are indeed many ways that a family can maximize their income.
One option that is both kinder to Mother Nature and your wallet is to improve the energy efficiency of your home. The following are some green home improvements that are cost-effective and energy efficient…
As Georgia moves into the hot summer months, Georgia Power has some energy tips to keep customers cool and comfortable and help lower their monthly power bills. Combined with Georgia Power’s fuel rate decrease that went into effect June 1, customers could save $100 per year or more in energy costs.