Now that 2020 is officially here, you might want to consider upgrading your home. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to pursue home upgrades at the start of the year. Not only can these upgrades improve indoor comfort, but they can also raise your home’s property value.
Going green is more than a trend. Due to rising electricity costs, more and more homeowners are installing energy-efficient features in their homes as a matter of practicality. In particular, the most popular features are:
- Smart thermostat – Smart thermostats allow you to conveniently schedule temperature settings using your phone. For instance, you can set the thermostat to lower the temperature while you’re away at work and raise the temperature again by the time you get home. That way, you can reduce unnecessary electricity consumption and optimize indoor comfort.
- Window upgrades – Don’t underestimate how much money you can save on heating and cooling costs by installing an energy-efficient window. Drafty windows, alongside inefficient doors, account for up to 25% to 30% of heating and cooling costs in the average household and significantly reduce indoor comfort. For optimal energy savings and indoor comfort, we recommend installing insulated siding as well.
- Energy-efficient water heater – The water heater is one of the biggest energy guzzlers in your home, which is why installing an energy-efficient water heater is a smart investment.
A Revamped Exterior
If your home’s facade is looking a bit outdated, it might be time for a major revamp. You can start with minor details like your doors and windows, or replace your roof and siding, the largest and most visible part of your exterior. An updated facade can help you increase your home’s curb appeal and, by extension, its property value.
Regardless of the upgrades you pursue, always make sure to vet your contractors before hiring them. Here’s a vetting tip: The more experience a contractor has, the higher the level of expertise.
Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding, a company with more than six decades’ worth of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof replacement services. To request an estimate, call us at (860) 398-5072, or fill out our form here. We serve homeowners in Middletown, CT, as well as the surrounding communities.