New Year, New Home
Sometimes saving money means getting the most out of your budget. Make sure you’re getting your money’s worth around the house with these easy tips.
Ready to make some smart financial decisions in 2021?
Saving money is always among Americans’ top New Year’s resolutions. The good news is, there are lot of easy ways you can accomplish that goal without even leaving home! Here are four areas around the house to make sure you’re getting the most out of your home and your budget.
Eliminate energy loss
Believe it or not, half of the energy consumption in your home is used by your furnace and air conditioner. Inefficient homes allow some of that energy to escape without being used. That’s money flying right out of your house!
Heating and air specialists can help diagnose inefficient HVAC equipment and seal air ducts. And if you suspect drafty windows and doors are your problem, peel-and-stick weather stripping is a useful stop-gap measure. (Learn more about both options in our post about great winter maintenance tips for your home!)
But if your home is drafty, we can guarantee that problem won’t get better with time. A gap as narrow as 1/16 inch around a window is the equivalent of a hole the size of a brick in the side of your home – and will only grow! Trusting a professional window replacement company to install energy-efficient windows with proper insulation and air sealing is essential. The best quality windows will reduce your home’s dependency on heating and air conditioning, and when your system is running, the conditioned air you paid for will stay right where it belongs. Take our one-question quiz to see how soon your home might need new windows.
“We’ve had our doors and windows for several years and I cannot say enough about this company. The warranty alone is worth what we paid for our windows and doors!”
Kim – Columbus, OH
“Awesome job installing the bathtub. Installation did not take long. The company is great to work with – very professional. We recently sold our home and were able to transfer the lifetime warranty to the new owners.”
Nancy – Dayton, OH
Make home improvements that will appreciate in value
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median duration of homeownership in 2018 was 13 years. When you plan to spend more than a decade in your home, it’s important to put your personal stamp on it. Whether that’s more curb appeal outside or updating your interior spaces, several remodeling projects will help your home appreciate in value.
The best part of many home improvements is that the added value benefits both you and future homeowners when it’s time to sell. For example, every replacement window and bathroom remodeling project completed with Improveit comes with a fully transferrable lifetime warranty. Want to leverage a higher selling price for your home? Include a guarantee to the new owners that their windows, baths, and showers, are fully covered for as long as the home is standing!
Take Advantage of Warranties & Service Benefits
Speaking of warranties, yours is in place for a reason. When a major purchase comes with a warranty, take the few minutes required to fill out and return the warranty card, or call the warranty department to register your information. Then be sure to use those benefits if needed. Whether it’s covered maintenance for your vehicle, repairs for your major appliances, or replacement of a stone on your sentimental jewelry, your warranty could save you in the long run!
Existing Improveit customers are protected by our complete lifetime warranty, covering materials and labor. For our windows, we even cover broken glass and broken seals – two components most window companies don’t cover. If a question or maintenance issue pops up, Improveit customers can call our customer service team for quick resolution. We also offer free annual inspections by our team of experts, so you can make sure your windows and baths continue to perform as expected year after year.
Budget Wisely & Leverage Financing
It’s easy to start the year by restricting on your spending, but something always comes up. Try setting aside money every month as a cushion for unexpected expenses like auto or home repairs, medical expenses, or unplanned travel. Numerous apps like Mint, You Need a Budget, and EveryDollar can also help you track and plan your spending.
When large expenses arise, look for a service provider that offers financing (not all of them do), and take advantage of budget-friendly options with low monthly payments. For example, Improveit has close relationships with multiple lenders and can find a tailored financing option that works for your project and circumstances.
“My windows are beautiful, installation was flawless, the crew was on time and cleaned up perfectly – they even put my shades back up after I cleaned them. The financing and scheduling was easy. I really like the fact that my windows are guaranteed, and if I sell my house, the warranty will transfer to the new owners. The salesman was awesome and explained the product thoroughly. After his demonstration, I had to have them. This is the best thing I have ever done for my house!”
Sharon – Louisville, KY
“It looks better than the pictures! It’s very solidly installed and the workmen were safe and clean. They cleaned up after themselves and did everything they could to accommodate the household, including taking the time to explain how things were installed. Yearly inspections and a warranty were added bonuses!”
Val – Dayton, OH
accomplish your 2021 remodeling dreams
We love kicking off the year with a plan in place, and even more than that, we love helping our customers’ plans and dreams come to life! Improveit is ready to help you make smart, valuable upgrades to your home in 2021. Call us today at 855-637-2999 to lock in your quote for a full year and start planning your project!