The idea that going green is important is nothing new. But it’s easy to forget that eco-friendly choices are about much more than just saving the planet. There are many practical reasons to adopt efficient practices in your home as well, from enjoying a more comfortable home to saving on your energy costs.

At Anderson Exteriors, we work with Twin Cities homeowners to help them create more efficient homes every day. We’re sharing some of the easiest ways to get a more efficient home including home remodeling services and other simple steps your household can take. Check out these great ideas for a more efficient home and then call us to schedule your exterior remodeling services today.

1.   Maximize Your Natural Lighting

When your house doesn’t get much good natural lighting, it’s easy to get into the bad habit of leaving all of your lights on most of the time. Once you commit to turning off lights and unplugging appliances when not in use, you’ll see an immediate impact on your monthly energy bills.

Too often, homeowners have plenty of windows but keep them covered with blinds and curtains because of solar heat, glare, and UV fading. Low-E windows can help reduce those pain points, allowing homeowners to maximize their window use and enjoy more natural lighting throughout the day.

2.   Replace Your Aging Doors and Windows

Your home’s siding, doors, and windows work together to create what’s known as a “thermal envelope.” Think of your thermal envelope as a type of invisible bubble that prevents air infiltration. Older, drafty windows and doors represent a point of vulnerability in your home’s thermal envelope, allowing the transfer of heat between the exterior and interior of a building. If you’ve noticed drafts around any of your windows or doors, replacing them will make your home more comfortable and improve energy efficiency.

3.   Check Your Water Use

This simple step can be added to your semi-annual household maintenance chores. Set aside a few moments to walk around your home checking each faucet for leaks and drips. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, and consider replacing your toilet with a more efficient one.

Schedule Your Twin Cities Exterior Remodeling Services

How much are you paying on your monthly energy costs? Maybe it’s time to update your windows or invest in a new entry door! To get ideas and see our products in action, check our online remodeling services gallery. Connect with a member of our team by calling 763-323-0970, or you can contact us online today. Get your free estimate today!