If you’re considering a home remodel, then give some serious thought to making some high-end, energy-efficient upgrades. Upgrading your home’s features and appliances to energy-efficient models will lower your monthly energy costs and enhance your home’s comfort. Here are three home features to consider upgrading for energy efficiency during a home remodel:
- Insulation: Now that winter is well on its way, Indianapolis homeowners are beginning to dread massive home heating costs. One way to lower your costs is by upgrading your home’s insulation. Insulation helps to contain air produced by your HVAC system within the home and prevent thermal heat transfer. This means that you’ll experience more warmth at a lower cost. Since Indianapolis has a long heating season, look for insulation with a high R value for greater protection.
- Roofing: Many modern roofing materials are designed to lower home energy consumption and promote stable home temperatures. Certain materials, like metal, slate, and clay tile, can help to block heat from the sun. Light-colored roofs have been shown to lower attic and home temperatures, regardless of the material you use.
- Windows: Another major home remodeling upgrade to consider is new energy-efficient windows. Energy-efficient windows are perfect for the energy-conscious home remodel project, because they can lower the amount of heat that moves between your home’s interior and exterior. This is done using special coatings, multiple panes of glass, and inert gas insulation. Homeowners can choose from many high quality materials for their new windows, including vinyl, fiberglass, and wood.
To learn more about increasing your home’s energy efficiency and comfort, talk to the custom home builders at the William Gordon Group. We specialize in all types of custom home construction, remodeling, garage and floor additions, and commercial build outs. Call (317) 361-3191 to learn more about our services today.