5 Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Projects

5 Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Projects

With the rising costs of utilities and the call to be more energy-efficient, have you been considering what energy-efficient home improvement projects will improve your home the most? Many energy-efficient home improvement projects will not only save you the most money on energy costs, but they can also add more value to your house. And where there is extra savings, there’s more money in your pocket! Here are 5 energy-efficient home improvement projects. Not only will they save you on your energy bills, they will give you that added home value.

Older Heating and Cooling Systems Have Seen Better Days

If your heating system is more than 15 years old and your cooling system more than 10 years old, you may benefit from a newer system. Because of industry improvements and technological advancements, even the lowest-cost options on the market today are more efficient than even the high-end units produced 15-20 years ago. Choose the option that’s right for you. You’ll notice a difference in heating and cooling efficiency, as well as an impact on your utility bill.

Replace Outdated Appliances

Homebuyers pay attention to home appliances. Refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, washers, and dryers are all major energy users. Now you can find Energy Star-rated appliances that are not only long-lasting but use fewer BTUs. You will see immediate savings on your energy bill. These appliances will also add value to your home should you ever want to sell.

Improve Energy with an Insulated Garage Door

An older, poorly insulated garage door will allow hot and cold air into your garage. The temperature changes in your garage will affect the temperature of your home. An insulated garage door creates a more stable temperature in your garage, keeping the temperature of your indoor living space stable. It also reduces the need to make changes in your thermostat settings.

Solar Panel Installation

It’s become well known that using solar panels will save you money. While it may seem like an expensive investment, there are incentives. The federal tax credit has been extended to help you offset part of this cost. The money you will save in the long run from reduced energy bills can have your system paid for in about ten years. And depending on the size and efficiency of your system, it could very well wipe out your monthly power bill altogether.

Opt For an Efficient Water System

Installing low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets will save on water costs because they use  only the amount of water needed, instead of continual water waste. Another valuable upgrade is going with a tankless water heater. These produce hot water as you need it — instead of your water heater working day in and day out to keep the water in the tank hot. 

Are you ready to improve the efficiency of your home? With HFS Financial, you have a team dedicated to helping you get all of the financing you need for all your home improvement projects. With our 60-Second loan application, it only takes a minute to see what financing options are available. Apply today or call 1-800-254-9560 for more information. “You Dream It, We Finance It.”

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5 Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Projects

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