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Top Fifteen Energy Saving Home Improvements and their Expenses

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									Trying to spend less on your monthly energy bill? Heating and Air Vancouver WA knows most everyone
seems to be, especially with the price of all energy increasing year-to-year. There a wide range of things a
home owner is capable of doing in lowering the quantity of power used and reduce costs each month. Even
if one lives in a newer home, very often one could still improve upon the new house construction techniques
to further make it more energy-efficient. Some of these tips are more costly than the others but many of
them are actually affordable to do and can be done oneself without the need of hiring a contractor or service
technician. Also, most can be very quickly be done and won’t take many hours 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 number of these a shot and begin the operation of maintaining as cost-efficient of a house as one can.
Especially if one is thinking of living in ones current house for a long time to come, the beneficial properties
will clearly be worth it. However, even if one is not, having updated energy-efficient windows in the home
makes it much easier to market, suggests Heating and Air Vancouver WA.


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