5 Energy Efficient Upgrades to Consider for Your Next Remodel
Home remodels add significant value to a home. In addition to aesthetics, remodels can also help with the energy efficiency of your house.
Here are 5 energy efficient upgrades you should consider when remodeling your home.
When it’s time to remodel your bathroom or kitchen, be sure to ask for low flow fixtures. Older model toilets use 6 gallons of water per flush! We can replace that with high-efficiency toilets that use significantly less water. When we update your shower, we can add a low-flow shower head. Low-flow showerheads and faucets create the same amount of water pressure as normal fixtures but with half the amount of water.
Ceiling fans are an inexpensive update to a room but a great addition for a remodel. They can help reduce the energy required to run the air or even heating of your home. We can help you determine the right size fan for each room to maximize effectiveness.
Updating to new appliances not only makes for a more stylish kitchen or laundry room but also can increase your energy savings. If you have a dishwasher model from 1994 or older, it is wasting over 10 gallons of water per cycle! Purchasing an energy efficient stove can improve the quality of your cooking, reduce accidents and save you money. When it’s time to remodel the kitchen, we can help you determine the best options for a stove, dishwasher and even refrigerator that will work to lower your bills and reduce the energy required to cook and clean.
Windows should do only one thing: let light in. Unfortunately, windows that are not energy efficient also let unwanted cold drafts in and allow heat to escape. Replacing windows can help reduce the amount of energy wasted. The placement of windows also plays a big part in energy savings. We’d love to help you determine the right windows for your home!
Changing to energy-efficient lighting can save you as much as $75 a year. Bathrooms often have too much light. Changing out the multi-bulb vanity to something more practical will not only improve the ambiance of your bathroom but also reduce the excess energy being wasted. Consider having target lighting in places where you need it most rather than trying to fill the whole room. We can help you determine the best lighting options for your entire home.
As you consider your next remodel project, remember that we can help increase the energy efficiency of your home as well.