With cold weather often comes higher energy bills. But did you know that a few home improvement tweaks can help you save on heating and cooling costs? Duke Energy recommends changing your lightbulbs to the energy-efficient variety. Here are a few additional ways to lower your home’s heating costs as the cold weather hits.
Add new insulation.
A professional contractor can help you determine if warm air is leaking out through pockets in your existing attic insulation (assuming you have it.) Heat rises and is therefore most often lost through your roof, so a well-insulated attic is the first step to ensure you’re not throwing hundreds of dollars away each month due to poor insulation. In addition to preventing air leaks and making it easier to heat your home in the winter, good insulation can also help to prevent mold or mildew from building up and causing additional damage to your home and your health.
Consider a roof replacement.
This is only if your roof is old (more than 20 years) or if you’ve noticed a lot of problems that don’t seem to go away with constant repairs. A new, energy-efficient roof can definitely help to insulate your home and reduce your energy costs through shifting seasons where temperatures flucutate quite a bit. (We’re all familiar with how fickle the Carolina weather can be!) A new roof also presents the opportunity to choose a lighter shingle color that will reflect heat instead of absorbing it, which will also help you save money during the hot summer season.
Get your windows replaced.
Windows have come a long way in the last few decades as far as energy-efficiency goes. We’ve seen clients save upwards of $100 a month on their energy bills simply by replacing their windows with more efficient options. If your house is older and has had the same windows on it for many years, it may be time to consider a window replacement.
As Concord’s premier roofing company, re-roofing and replacement windows are two of our specialties! We can inspect your roof and let you know if there are cost-effective measures you can take to start saving on your home’s energy costs right away! Though it will require some upfront investment, the long-term savings make it well worth the cost, while also increasing your home’s resale value.
Our roof inspection services are completely FREE, so you have nothing to lose. Give us a call to schedule yours today: (704) 879-3390.