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Home Improvements That Will Save You Money

Home Improvements That Will Save You Money

Home improvement needn't just focus on the aesthetic appeal of a house. There are also many ways you can save money by reducing your household bills and expenses. One way to do this is to make your home more energy efficient.

An energy efficient home is one of the best ways to save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and increase the resale value of your home. If you’re looking to do some home improvements, we have listed some things you should include to make your home more energy efficient.

Water-efficient fixtures and toilets

Showers, lawn sprinklers, and toilets are some of the biggest users of water in the home. You can save water and money by installing low flow faucets, showerheads, and a water-efficient toilet like a toilet bank or a full flush/half flush system. These are inexpensive and very easy to install. You could save as much as 50% on your water consumption per year if you include these efficient devices as part of your home improvement project.

Insulation

Insulation is best installed during the first stages of construction but retrofitting insulation is still possible even at the late stages. Essentially, insulation will keep your house warm during the cooler months and it will keep it cool during the warmer months, helping you save money on energy bills by reducing your usage of heating and cooling systems.

Solar energy

Solar energy can be a good way to save money on electricity bills. Your house may even be able to sustain itself if you have solar panels installed. While panels can be expensive to buy and install, you can expect a return of investment over time in your reduced electricity bills.

LED lighting

Light-emitting diodes or LEDs are one of the most popular home energy-efficient devices. LED lighting uses 75% less energy and can last 25 time longer than incandescent lighting. It is affordable, easy to install, and available in a wide variety of lighting products.

Ceiling fans

Ceiling fans are often overlooked as energy-efficient devices. The advantage of this home improvement idea is that it can reduce your electric bills by up to 30 to 40 percent, because it can help you run your air conditioners less.

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