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Outstanding Fifteen Power Saving Home Improvements and their Expenses

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					Looking to save money on your regular electric bill? Heating and Air Vancouver WA knows most most
people are, especially with the cost of all energy going up year-to-year. There a variety of things a property
owner is capable of doing to help reduce the quantity of power used and save money each month. Even if
one lives in a newer home, often times one could still improve upon the new home building techniques to
further make it more energy efficient. Some of these tips will be more expensive as opposed to others but
many of them are remarkably affordable to do and can be done oneself without the need of employing a
contractor or service technician. Additionally, most can be quickly be done and won’t take a lot of time at
all.
1 - install compact fluorescent light bulbs
cost: about $3 each
payback: 1/2 to 1 year.
2 - install a programable thermostat
cost: $30-$100
payback:1/2 to 2 years
3 - seal large and small ceiling air leaks
cost: less than $200
payback:1-2 years
4 - seal air duct leaks
cost: less than $25
payback:1-2 years
5 - insall water saving showerheads
cost: $10 and up
payback:1-2 years
6 - insulate the water heater
cost: $8-$20
payback:1-2 years
7 - wheatherstrip windows and doors
cost: $10-$20 per opening
payback:1-3 years
8 - tune up furnace and heating equipment
cost: $100 and up
payback:1-3 years
9 - install ceiling insulation
cost: about $.50 per square foot
payback:2-5 years
10 - install floor insulation
cost: about $.50 per square foot
payback:2-5 years
11 - install storm windows
cost: about $30 a window
payback:24-10 years
12 - replace heating system
cost: varies
payback:25-20 years
13 - blown-in wall insulation
cost: $1- $2 sq foot
payback:26-12 years
14 - landscaping (trees for windbreak and sun screening)
cost: $30 and up per tree
payback:25-10 years
15 - window replacement
cost: $300 and up per window
payback:15-30 years


Give a couple of a try and begin the process of running as efficient of a house as one can. Most definitely if
one is planning on living in ones current house for several years to come, the perks will certainly be of great
benefit. However, even if one is not, having current high efficiency windows in the home helps make it
much easier to sell, suggests Heating and Air Vancouver WA.


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