Energy Efficient Homes! February 24 2014, 0 Comments

Energy Efficient Homes Save MoneyDid you know that up to 90 percent of kitchen remodeling costs can be recuperated?
As energy costs continue to rise at exponential rates, the need for incorporating energy efficiency into more aspects of your life becomes more urgent.
Incorporating energy efficient design into your next home remodel or new home is an excellent way to reduce energy costs.

Here are four energy efficient home design elements that I suggest including in your next home remodel:

Add Insulation to Your Home

Insulation helps to maintain a consistent temperature in your home and prevents thermal energy transfers (an exchange of heat energy between the inside of your home and the air outside) from occurring.

Update your kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the biggest drains on your water and heating bill. Much of this cost is caused by outdated kitchen appliances. If you update your appliances, you will save a significant amount of money on your energy bill. Additionally, up to 90 percent of remodeling costs can be recouped if selling your home is in your near future.

Save the Sunshine by Investing in Solar Shingles

You can transform those bright, sunny San Francisco Bay area days into a boon if you install solar shingles to the list for your next home designs or re-design.  A solar shingle is an energy efficient building material that allows you to reap the benefits of solar energy conversion without having to stick giant solar panels (which can be eyesores) onto your roof.  Every house needs shingles.  Why not add energy efficiency to their job description???

Install an Automatic Thermostat

One of the best ways to save on your energy bill is to adjust your heating and air conditioning system when you are not home.  An automatic thermostat does the work for you.

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