Living in Houston, you know when spring, or “summer lite” as we call it here in Texas starts, it’s not long before the blistering heat of summer comes. Chances are unless your home was recently constructed with special energy efficient features, your home could be lacking in energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is important well beyond the aspect of environmental reasons. With Texas summers as hot as they are, energy efficiency can have a major financial benefit for your bottom line. Not only can it save you money, but having an energy-efficient home can increase the value of your home and make it attractive to buyers should you put it on the market.
As we mentioned, there’s numerous benefits to getting a home energy audit, and just as many reasons why people don’t. In this article, we hope to inform you with these rock solid reasons to motivate you to get a home energy audit and reap the savings.
It’s Good For The Environment
Whether you realize it or not, our planet is a living breathing ecosystem, and its life span is not known. The best practice for future generations is to make as little negative impact on the planet as possible. Reducing Co2 emissions from energy usage reduces your “carbon footprint” on the Earth. Climate control of a home accounts for almost 50% of a home’s energy usage. That is a quite a statistic. You can reduce the amount of energy used by getting energy efficient replacement windows and using high-end insulation in your home among other solutions.
Reduce High Utility Bills
While energy efficient replacement windows can be a sizeable investment, replacing the windows in an average home with energy efficient replacement windows could net your savings of up to nearly $800 a year in electric bills. When you have an energy audit on your home, it will expose the vulnerabilities and show you every area where you can save money.
It Will Make Your HVAC System Last Longer
Making energy efficient moves like improving insulation or replacing old windows with energy efficient replacement windows will reduce the workload on your HVAC system. HVAC systems cost thousands of dollars and do wear out over time. Replacement windows like those installed by Superior Window Company, prevent the cool or warm air from your HVAC system from escaping. This sealing of the home reduces your HVAC cycle on time and thus increasing its lifespan.
Improve Home Value
Any functional improvement to your home will add value to its resale value. Making improvements, that increase energy efficiency like replacement windows increase the resale value even more. When you add anything that reduces the expense of maintaining a home, you automatically make it more attractive to a potential buyer. If you plan on selling your home at some point, an energy audit can help you address areas that will impact your sale price and give you the chance to correct it.
Most likely when you have your home audited, one of the most common trouble spots are old leaky windows. Most windows that come with a home are of the lowest cost to the builder and not meant to be best of the best. These basic windows result in poor energy efficiency and higher utility bills. If you are buying a new build home, opt for upgraded, energy efficient windows. It will save you trouble and money in the long run.
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Have you had an energy audit and need energy efficient replacement windows to increase efficiency? Superior Window Company can set up a consultation with you and get the job done now rather than later. We will work with you to create a custom plan to meet your budget. And if you need replacement windows but don’t have the cash on hand, no worries, we have reasonable financing options available. Contact us today for a FREE ESTIMATE!