How to Improve Energy Efficiency When You’re Remodeling


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How to Improve Energy Efficiency When You’re Remodeling


Is it time to make some improvements on your home? Have you been planning a remodel on your home, and you’re finally ready to take the next steps forward?


When you’ve been saving up for a remodeling project in your home and you’re finally ready to move forward, it’s an exciting time. Maybe it’s a bathroom remodel that you’re focusing on, or perhaps you’re looking at your kitchen for some major improvements. Or maybe you’re looking at a couple different areas in your home.


Remodeling is a great way to increase your home’s equity, when you decide to resell, and it makes living in your home even more enjoyable. It’s always great to have improved appliances and higher quality spaces, especially if your home is older.


When you’re remodeling, you want to think past just the major tweaks you want to make and look at the whole picture, like becoming more energy efficient. If you haven’t already been thinking of how to implement some energy efficient changes into your remodel, now is the time. Not only does it save you money in the short-term, but it will also improve the resale value of your home. Here are five of our top ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency during a remodel.


5 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency While Remodeling


Check your HVAC system.


When you’re remodeling, it’s a great time to get your HVAC system checked up and analyzed. If you haven’t already gotten it tuned up recently, now is the time. If it’s been years since it’s been tuned up, there’s a chance it needs more than a tune-up. If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, you might be looking at a full replacement, especially if it hasn’t been well-maintained or is an old model. A nice high-efficiency, technology-focused HVAC system will make a world of difference in your home’s energy efficiency.


Another good way to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency is by adding more ducts to important areas of your home and redirecting ducts from areas that aren’t in use. In addition, you may consider insulting your air ducts.


Replace inefficient windows.


When’s the last time you had your windows replaced? Are they more than 15 years old? Are they well-maintained?


If your windows are drafty, difficult to open or close, or are letting in moisture, you definitely want to have a window installation expert come out and take a look at whether or not you need replacements. If your windows are more than 15 years old, it’s probably a good time to start thinking about replacements. Installation of new windows will greatly help improve your home’s energy efficiency, since window technology has improved greatly over the last couple decades, which your home would benefit from. Whether you need one or many window replacements, have a window installation expert like Kansas City’s Energy Pro Windows and Siding come out to give you an estimate.


Check your home’s siding.


How’s your home’s siding holding up? Are you having to make repairs on it regularly? When’s the last time it was replaced?


Your home’s siding can be a major area of improvement in increasing your home’s energy efficiency. If your siding is warped, cracked, or weathered in any way, you may need more than just repairs. If you’re seeing decay or mold on your home’s siding, it’s likely time for a full siding replacement.


While the top siding brands can last up to 40 years, some siding hardly makes it to 20 years. If you’re seeing signs of wear on your siding, you should have a siding installation expert come out for an evaluation. By investing in siding replacement from a top-performing brand like James Hardie, you’ll improve your home’s energy efficiency greatly by improving its insulation capabilities, and your investment will pay off in your home’s equity. Our siding installation experts at Energy Pro Windows and Siding can come to your Kansas City area home for a free siding replacement consultation at any time.


Look at how your water is being used.


When your water isn’t efficient throughout your home, you’ll see an increase in your water and energy bills. While you’re remodeling, check your water pipes for cracks, leaks, and built up condensation. When you see any of these signs, repair them or replace them. If you have any of these, you may have mold, and by making the fixes, you’ll not only make your water system more efficient, you’ll also improve the indoor air quality in your home.


Another great way to improve your water’s efficiency is by insulating your water pipes. When your pipes are insulated, hot and cold water will stay its temperature, and your system won’t have to work as hard.


Make sure to use energy efficient appliances.


Whether you’re remodeling a bathroom, your kitchen, your living room, or all of the above, it’s important to make smart choices on your appliances and hardware. Make sure to choose energy efficient devices, so that you uphold your current energy usage or improve it. Your devices play a major role in your home’s energy efficiency, so make sure to take the time you need to find the best energy-saving appliances for your remodel.


Trust Our Windows and Siding Products to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency


Energy Pro Windows and Siding is a trusted installation expert in both windows and siding in the Kansas City area and has been in business since 2003. We carry the top, most efficient brands and lines of windows and siding: James Hardie siding and Joyce windows. They are low maintenance and high-performing and will outlast all the competition. Your investment will pay off in your home’s equity, in addition to your home’s energy usage.


Let Us Give You a Free Windows or Siding Quote on Your Kansas City Home


Our windows and siding installation experts would love to come to your Kansas City home for a free evaluation and quote to help you decide how to improve your home’s energy efficiency with windows and/or siding replacements.


If you have a question or simply want to talk to one of our specialists, call 816-331-7403, contact us through our website, or email us at info@energyprowindows.com today! We look forward to helping you.


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