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Eco-Friendly Upgrades: Energy-Efficient Remodeling Solutions

If it’s been a while since you have updated the exterior of your home, you will be amazed by the energy efficiency of modern home improvement products. Consider these energy-efficient remodeling solutions if you are looking for ways to lower your energy bills.

Here’s how these essential home systems can help you save on heating and cooling bills.

Replacement windows and doors

Are you looking for an easy way to tackle climate change – and save money? Installing energy-efficient replacement windows (and entry doors) is one of the best ways. The Department of Energy data reveals that 25%-30% of residential heating and cooling energy use is due to heat gain and heat loss through windows. Investing in energy-efficient replacement windows can lead to notable savings by reducing energy consumption throughout the year.

However, you must read labels if your goal is an energy-efficient home. In short, insist on ENERGY STAR products. Pay attention to the window’s U-factor, or the rate at which a window transmits non-solar heat flow. Also, look at the air infiltration or leakage through a frame. The R-value shows how well a product keeps heat from leaving or entering a home. Finally, look for windows insulated with argon gas that will help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer without overworking your heating and cooling systems.

Replacing your windows will reduce the stress on your HVAC system, thus allowing you to contribute to a sustainable environment by reducing your home’s carbon footprint.

Roof replacement

Quality products and installation are vital when completing a roof replacement – especially if one of your goals is to save energy. One way to ensure you are saving energy is to have an expert complete an assessment to ensure proper insulation. Controlling thermal performance is essential for reducing energy bills and making your home more comfortable. 

You must seek expert advice when adding insulation. If your home becomes too tightly sealed and isn’t properly ventilated, moisture becomes trapped inside, causing mold to grow and your air quality to decline. 

Installing products known for energy efficiency will reduce energy usage

Siding replacement

Quality siding not only protects our home against weather and debris. In addition, replacement siding can improve your home’s energy efficiency. Replacement siding can reduce air leaks and add insulation to your home, helping you save money by lowering energy bills and reducing the wear and tear on your home’s HVAC systems. 

Of course, other energy-efficient upgrades will enable you to lower your energy costs. Consider installing energy-efficient appliances. 

If you are serious about reducing your energy usage, contact RJW Exteriors. RJW Exteriors has been serving northern New Jersey homeowners for more than 29 years and will conduct an assessment of your windows, doors, roofing and/or siding.

RJW Exteriors offers the best products, including Home Guard premium, energy-efficient windows, LP SmartSide and James Hardie premium siding, Provia doors, and CertainTeed PRO roofing options. Contact a member of our team today to schedule a free consultation. 

Key Takeaways

  • If your goal is to use less energy, focus on your home’s exterior systems. 
  • Upgrade your existing windows with ENERGY STAR window products.
  • Complete a roof replacement project.
  • Use premium products when completing a siding replacement job.