Unless you have solar panels, a backup generator and a woodstove, chances are you get monthly utility bills. And it’s also likely that you’re paying more than you’d like to be paying to heat and to cool your residence. But as you know, griping about it won’t do anything to cut what you pay to utility companies month after month and year after year. What can you do to keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket? From Oregon City, OR replacement windows, to Energy Star appliances, to energy efficient bulbs, there are things you can do.
Are your old windows letting you down? Chances are that your old windows, if they’ve been in place for a while, have a single pane of glass that provides very little by the way of energy efficiency. New replacement windows, on the other hand, have the latest technologies that will help you to keep the air outside from seeping into your home and will keep the air inside from seeping out of your home. Newer windows also have two or three panes, and you also have the option of having air or gas inserted between the panes. This will heighten the energy efficiency factor. If you want to see just how much energy you might be losing, call in a window replacement company to conduct an energy audit. They will let you know if your home is an energy efficient, and they will give recommendations if need be. You can be sure that replacement windows will make the sort of difference that you’ll notice on your next utility bill.
Energy Star Appliances
If you realized just how much energy your old appliances are using, you’d head out and get Energy Star appliances straight away. Appliances that get the Energy Start designation are proven to be energy efficient, which will help to reduce your energy consumption. Whether it’s your fridge, stove, freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher or anything else, you can really save a lot of money over time with Energy Star appliances. You won’t want to buy all the new appliances you need at one time because doing so would be mighty expensive. But over time, you can swap out our non-energy efficient appliances for new energy efficient ones.
LED and CFL Bulbs
If you’re still using incandescent bulbs, you’re throwing money away since they are not very energy efficient. Yes, they were the top dogs for quite some time, but fortunately developments in the light bulbs space mean that you can save money by purchasing the right kind of light bulbs What you ought to do is upgrade to light emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, which are very energy efficient. They consume less energy, last longer and save you money.
As you can see, there are different things you can do to reduce the amount you pay each month for energy. If you’d like to explore the possibility of getting replacement windows in Oregon City, OR, get in touch with us at Kemp’s Window Inc. You can reach us by phone at (503) 659-7587 or check out our showroom at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267.