If you're looking to save money on your home energy bills, Climate Right Construction can help. We install energy-efficient windows for homes all throughout the San Angelo, TX region. Your old and outdated windows could be raising your energy bills more than you may think. With replacement windows that are modern and efficient, you'll enjoy the benefits of a lower monthly bill as well as newer, brighter windows for your home.
If you're searching for a window replacement company that won't cost a fortune, call Climate Right Construction. Below, you'll find some of the benefits that replacement windows can provide as well as tips for lower energy consumption from our team.
Now is the time to start thinking about saving on your heating costs. According to David Nowlin, owner of Climate Right, “It is estimated that up to 70 percent of the average home’s energy use is due to heating and cooling.” He offers the following money-saving reminders that consumers can implement today to insulate themselves against winter energy costs—with little impact on their wallet or checkbook.
Lower your thermostat. The Department of Energy estimates a 10 percent annual savings just by reducing your thermostat 10 to 15 percent for eight hours a day. You can even purchase programmable thermostats that will do this for you while you’re at work or asleep.
Air dry dishes. This works whether you’re using a dishwasher or doing your dishes by hand. Only wash full loads; this applies to dishes and clothing.
Change central unit filters. While it seems minor, the impact of not changing your central unit filters results in overworked components and increased energy costs. We recommend you change your filters once every month for optimal efficiency performance.
Check your dryer vent. You want one that has louvers and allows the vent to close. Otherwise, you've created an automatic entry for cold drafts.
Reduce your hot water heater thermostat. The Department of Energy recommends that you lower your hot water heater to 120° F and take short showers versus baths.
Pay attention to appliances and computers. Turn off computers and monitors when not in use. Close the refrigerator door quickly. And turn off oven vents as soon as possible.
Remove air conditioning units. If removing your A/C unit is too difficult, purchase an insulated unit jacket for the exterior of your home.
Replace standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or add dimmers to your traditional, full room lighting. A traditional bulb dimmed by a mere 10 percent uses 10 percent less energy and will last twice as long as one on full light.
Check your caulking. Use latex or silicone caulk to seal air leaks around windows and doors. Also check the caulking on baseboards, trim, and around electrical outlets.
Keep flue damper tightly closed when fireplaces are not in use. Failure to do so results in a steady stream of heat escape. Also make sure that the seal around the flue damper is snug.
Window replacements shouldn't cost a fortune. In fact, by replacing old windows, you can even save money on your energy bills. The cost of energy efficient window replacements can pay for themselves through monthly savings on your bills!
Additional tips which initially cost more but make a greater impact in heating and cooling bills include examining insulation levels for proper efficiency levels. Visit www.energysavers.gov for instructions on how you can check your own home. Also consider replacing any heating and cooling equipment that is more than 15 years old for more energy-efficient units.
Insulating windows, attic, and other areas of your home may be an initial investment, but the energy-saving benefits are immediate and the return on investment long-term. “Energy use is something we are all starting to think about in more practical terms,” Nowlin states. “While saving energy is definitely about your pocketbook, it is also about our environment and that is not something any one of us can afford to waste.”
Call us today to have a Climate Right representative perform a free energy assessment on the windows at your home or business!