Earth Day is Monday, April 22, 2013. You could receive multiple added benefits if you consider helping to save our planet with energy-efficient home improvements. Remodeling projects focused on energy-efficiency not only help reduce utility costs and boost the comfort of your home year-round, they also make a house more appealing to potential buyers.
Your home can lose a tremendous amount of air - cold in the summer and hot in the winter - through old, poorly sealed or low quality windows and doors. New energy-efficient replacment windows and entry doors can significantly reduce this loss and save energy while protecting your carpet and furniture from fading due to sun exposure.
Another key area for energy-efficient improvements is insulation. Lack of adequate attic insulation can also cause energy loss and temperature fluctuations in different areas of your home. Do you know if your home has the right amount insulation? Most older homes do not.