House Renovations: Your Ticket To Lower Utility Bills

When it comes to housing expenses, it’s very important to remember the cost of utilities in figuring out the total amount that’s due each month. When you cut your utility bills, you cut your total cost of living. Today, there are numerous ways to slice your utility bills with a few relatively simple housing renovations.

Improve Insulation
The easiest way to use insulation to improve your home’s efficiency is through the roof. Most of your home’s heating loss will come through the roof. Blowing in some insulation in the attic will help keep your home from radiating heat in the winter and from cooling off the neighborhood in the summer. If you’re looking to save even more money that’s lost via heating or cooling, you can remove drywall and add insulation to the exterior walls.

Use Weather Stripping
Adding some weather stripping to places that air can get in or out of your home can cut down on energy inefficiency. Every little bit of cold that you keep out in the winter is a loonie less that you have to pay to the utility company. An experienced renovation company can help you figure out any doors or windows that might need this treatment.

Get New Appliances Or HVAC
Older appliances are energy hogs. They tend to burn more electricity or gas than their newer counterparts. There is a certain point that the lost efficiency costs more than just buying a new appliance. One of the biggest energy hogs is an inefficient HVAC system. Those produced in recent years are much more efficient than older models and could save you a great deal on your heating bills each winter. Getting them serviced at regular intervals can ensure that they operate at high-efficiency levels for years into the future.

If you're looking to cut down on your utility bills, these are just a few of the options that are available to help you do so. Be sure to call Litwiller Renovations in Calgary at 403.275.2588 if you're ready to make your house more energy efficient. We have experience in helping homeowners as they seek to slash the cost of their utilities.