Originally posted 2010-03-30 02:27:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Frequently, we link renovation with our existing budgets, or on a larger scale, on the current economic state. However there may be some renovations for your home that you should not postpone. In fact a lot of home renovations when dealt earlier can actually help you save in the long run. Renovate your home not just for aesthetics purposes but also to make your home eco-friendly. Here are some home renovation tips:
1. Add a small extra insulation to your attic. This will help cut energy consumption and thus be more frugal in the long run. Proper insulation can reduce heating and cooling bills by 10%.
2. Renovate your windows by upgrading old single-pane windows with Energy Star qualified windows. These window types can save you a lot when it comes to energy bills. Energy Star qualified windows normally more than a couple panes of glass, warm edge spacers between the window panes and better framing materials
3. Â Your Water heater is another of most homeâ€™s top energy expenses. Not only that, it accounts a big chunk of the householdâ€™s monthly energy bill. Itâ€™s time to renovate your heater if your present one is more than 10 years old. Why? If your water heater is old, it is most likely working at a less effective rate, with an efficiency level of 50 per cent or lower. However, you can still save some money by insulating the water heater with a water heater jacket. You can purchase water heater jackets at most hardware stores or by lowering the temperature setting on the water heater.
There are many savings available by making energy saving renovations to your home. These renovations can trim your energy consumption and thus save you money in the long run. Energy-saving renovations can improve your indoor air quality, and your overall comfort level.