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Home Remodeling: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades are Worth the Investment

Kitchen RemodelingEnergy efficiency in the home has become much more popular and easier to access over the last decade. As an industry leader, TLS Home Improvement is on top of the ever-changing products and dynamics of the push for energy efficiency. Here are some of the energy-saving improvements that we recommend for home remodeling in O’Fallon, MO.

Our Recommended Upgrades

  • Attic insulation. Insulating your attic can reduce your heating and cooling needs up to 30% and save you thousands in electricity bills. This improvement also delivers more than a great return on investment. According to the 2016 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, there is an average return of 116.9% on fiberglass attic insulation at resale.
  • LED can lights. Installing LED modules in your existing recessed can housings in lieu of traditional screw-in bulbs uses approximately 70% less energy, and the bulbs last ten times longer.
  • Bulb upgrades. Almost every light bulb in your home is now available in LED format. By simply replacing all of these throughout your home, you can save countless amounts of time and money. It’s as easy as screwing in a light bulb.
  • Window replacement. Consider ENERGY STAR®-qualified window models with Low-E glass. Their special coating will reflect infrared light, keeping heat in during winter and out during summer.
  • Weatherstrip and caulk around windows and doors to prevent drafts. A gap of just one-quarter inch can let in as much air as a softball-size hole.
  • Plumbing fixtures. Replace old or leaky plumbing fixtures with new, water-efficient ones. They can save you 20 gallons of water per day. Check with your city to see if they are offering any programs to help cover the cost of replacing these fixtures.
  • Window treatments. Adding a functional yet beautiful window treatment allows for both privacy and solar insulation during the hot summer months. They come in limitless colors and styles with options to meet the wants and needs of any homeowner.

How Can We Help?

As a highly regarded home, bath and kitchen remodeling contractor in O’Fallon, MO TLS Home Improvement can assist with everything from minor improvements to a complete remodel of your entire home. Go on … elevate your lifestyle with TLS Home Improvement. Contact us at (636)234-9100 or complete the online form to request a free consultation.