The fall is a great time to make energy-efficiency improvements to your home. The weather is cooling down, so you won’t have to worry about working in the heat. And, with the holidays coming up, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of a more energy-efficient home for months to come. Here are some of the best fall home energy efficiency projects you can undertake this year!
Fall Home Energy Efficiency Projects
Here are five ways to make your home energy efficient this fall:
Replace your windows and doors
Old windows and doors are major sources of energy loss. Energy-efficient windows and doors (like those installed by Lonestar) are made with features that help keep the heat in during the winter and the cool air in the summer. They can also help to reduce noise pollution.
Insulation helps to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It can be added to the attic, walls, and floors. This is DIY-able, but as always, be sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Seal up air leaks throughout the home
Air leaks will let the warm air out of your home and let the cool air in. This will make your HVAC system work harder, meaning faster wear and higher energy bills. Seal those air leaks around windows, doors, and other openings with caulk or weather stripping.
Replace or repair siding
Siding helps to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If your siding is old or damaged, it may let in hot or cold air. That’s the last thing you want in the colder seasons!
Get a home energy audit
A home energy audit is a professional assessment of your home’s energy efficiency. The auditor will identify areas where you can improve and recommend specific measures.
By following these tips, you can make your home more energy efficient this fall and save money on your energy bills for years.
Fall is a Great Time to Hire a Home Exterior Improvement Company
It’s no secret – the home exterior improvement market slows slightly in the colder seasons. That means it’s an excellent opportunity for you to get improvements done on your home with a shorter completion time and lower price.
If you’re ready to learn more about how we can work with you to make your home more energy-efficient, get in touch! Contact us online, message us on Facebook, or call us at 804-266-1717. Have a great fall season, RVA!