Are you contemplating taking advantage of the cooler Fall temperatures to complete some home improvement projects? You aren’t alone – this is a key DIY time for many Phoenix-area homeowners.
And you are probably not undertaking a home improvement project just for kicks and giggles – you want to get something out of it. If your goal is to reduce your energy bills, here are the home improvement projects that come with the highest payoff.
Upgrade Your Home’s Windows
Windows play a significant role in the energy efficiency of your home. For example, single-pane windows leak up to 75% of the sun’s heat into your home, according to ENERGY STAR. In a hot climate like Arizona, this can make a huge difference in your air conditioning bills.
ENERGY STAR also points out the key aspects of an energy-efficient window, including:
Another great way to reduce your energy bills with a home improvement project is to add insulation to your attic. According to HGTV’s Front Door, insulating your home is tops on the list of energy efficient home projects for return on investment (ROI) and ENERGY STAR estimates you can save up to 30% a year on heating and cooling bills by increasing your insulation.
To get the most out of your attic insulation home improvement project, seal any air leaks in your home first. ENERGY STAR has a great guide on where to look for such air leaks.
Not into big home improvement projects? You don’t have to renovate your home to make it more energy efficient – you can upgrade the appliances in it. Here are our top appliance upgrade recommendations that will reduce your energy consumption:
Along with cooler temperatures, home improvement projects are right around the corner in the Phoenix area. If you want to reduce your home’s energy consumption, these three projects are the best place to start.
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