Adding energy efficient upgrades to your home remodel or new construction home will not only benefit the environment but save you money as well. For these reasons and many more, homeowners have been customizing their homes to be as energy efficient as possible when building new.
Energy efficient upgrades will result in an overall more comfortable home, in addition to saving energy and lowering your energy bills each month. As premiere contractors on Long Island, we know which upgrades to suggest for your home remodeling project or new home construction to improve your home’s value and give your family a more efficient home.
Below are upgrades to consider to reduce future energy costs.
Energy Efficient Windows and Doors
Upgrading to energy efficient windows and doors will not only look good but keep heat and cold air inside the home where it belongs. Older doors don’t do as good of a job keeping the air in, which makes your energy costs increase. Energy Star certified windows and doors are guaranteed to block out the elements of the outdoors and use less energy inside.
Replacing HVAC System
An old, inefficient HVAC system isn’t doing your home’s energy usage any favors. When remodeling, consider upgrading to a new HVAC system that will do a more efficient job of circulating heat and cold air inside your home to keep the house at a more comfortable temperature consistently.
Energy Star Appliances
Appliances such as dishwashers, washers, and dryers that have the Energy Star seal of approval will use less energy than their appliance counterparts. They adhere to the stringent energy efficiency standards set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the US Department of Energy.
LED or Solar Lighting
Lighting upgrades like LED or solar lighting use less energy and have longer lifespans than your standard incandescent lights. Considering the number of bulbs used in your home, switching out your incandescent bulbs for LED bulbs will make a huge difference when it comes to the amount of energy being used to light up your home.
Your home’s attic and basement should be well insulated. When building new, we will make sure your new house is properly insulated but if undergoing a home remodel, adding insulation is a smart upgrade because it keeps the air inside so that your home doesn’t require as much energy to keep generating hot or cold air.
Center Island Contracting is your local contractor of choice for home remodels on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you renovate the home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.