How can we reduce our individual impact on the environment?
That’s the question on everyone’s mind right now. Suggestions abound:
- Have your cooling system checked by a professional to make sure it’s operating at peak efficiency.
- Make sure drapes and furniture aren’t blocking the air supply vents in your home.
- Take reusable cloth bags with you to the grocery store to carry your groceries.
- Install low-flow showerheads and faucets. They’re inexpensive, easy to install and reduce energy and hot water use.
- Vacuum refrigerator coils often to keep the unit running efficiently.
- Add insulation to the attic. Your home should have a minimum R-30 insulation in the ceiling or attic.
- Seal around holes from pipes and wires that enter or exit your home’s living space.
Most homes are not built as efficiently as they could be, resulting in high energy consumption. The U.S. Department of Energy believes if current buildings were green-improved, they would use $20 billion less in energy per year.
Windows provide our homes with light, warmth and ventilation, but they can also negatively impact a home’s energy efficiency. You can reduce energy costs by installing energy-efficient windows in your home.
New energy efficient windows make your home more comfortable in the winter and summer. New windows can keep outside noises out where they belong, making your home feel more peaceful. They offer superior protection for your furniture from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. New windows also enhance your home’s beauty and curb appeal! When properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your heating, cooling and lighting costs.
Consider the Milgard Tuscany Series of Vinyl Replacement Windows. With their 3D Max Ultimate Energy Efficiency and SunCoat Max they are an excellent choice in replacement windows. The Milgard Tuscany Series Full Lifetime Warranty also includes Glass Breakage!
Learn more about which windows will be best for your home. Call R A Jones, Inc., Building & Remodeling at757- 930-4494.