Remodeling for energy efficiency. While homeowners consider various home upgrades and remodels to add space and functionality, they also may want to consider improving energy efficiency in their home. For most homeowners, the idea of sustainability and eco-friendliness is very appealing. Additionally, these upgrades can help reduce energy bills and increase the home’s value. This thereby leads to a practical, and economical outcome.Continue reading
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Water Saving Bathroom Fixtures
Many of today’s homeowners have a sense of environmental responsibility when it comes to deciding on fixtures in their homes. It’s an added bonus that these water saving bathroom fixtures offer savings by using less energy or water, but the idea of conservation appeals to their sense of obligation to society.
When considering fixtures for a bathroom remodel, updating to fixtures that offer a lower gallon per flush (gpf) or gallon per minute (gpm) rating can be a key factor in convincing a homeowner of the value of the fixture.
What is Radiant Heating?
A radiant heating system uses thermal radiation rather than thermal convection to maintain a comfortable temperature in a building’s interior.
Despite its name, thermal radiation is not a new concept, seeing as how the most common source happens to be sunlight. However, it’s a stark contrast to the standard, convection-based heating system, which transfers heating from place to place using air.
Choosing The Best Windows For Our Indiana Weather
Indiana, as you know, is in the northern climate zone of the United States. That means the state is exposed to searing hot temperatures in the summer, and brutally cold weather in the winter.
To make sure your home has been built to withstand these variances in temperatures it needs to be well insulated with high-efficiency furnaces or air conditioners. These appliances help lower your energy bill every time they run.
Fall & Winter Home Maintenance Checklist
Goshen, Indiana, is an ideal place for families. Its residential neighborhoods are home to young families and retired people. With fall around the corner, everyone should complete maintenance work on their homes to keep them in good repair for the upcoming winter. Continue reading
The Energy Efficient Kitchen
As more people embrace a greener lifestyle, renovations are moving towards making homes more energy efficient. When deciding whether to upgrade a home, the homeowner needs to consider if their investment will add value to their home, the value may come from an increase in resale value or reduced energy costs.
Sustainable and Green Building Practices for Kitchen Remodels
A kitchen can use a lot of energy and resources. If you’re concerned about sustainability and want to make your home greener here are a few remodeling ideas can help.
Sustainable Cabinets and Furniture
Cabinets and kitchen furniture contribute a lot to the appearance of the kitchen, but these pieces aren’t always green. Kitchen remodels can be accomplished easily through the selection of the right furniture.
Ways to Create an Energy Efficient Home
Having an energy efficient home is a popular focus among homeowners. The benefits energy-efficient homes give homeowners, and the environment are impressive. Here are a few remodeling ideas that can make your home greener – and save money in energy savings.
Sealing & Insulation
A lack insulation and poorly sealed doors and windows can have a huge impact on your energy bills. The source of air leaks can be hard to determine. Sealing these leaks is a necessity for optimal energy efficiency. Leaks will force your heating and cooling systems to work overtime to maintain a constant indoor temperature. Look at the seals around your windows and doors, and inspect the corners of your home to plug any possible leaks, reseal any loose panes or padding, and take a look at possibly installing loft insulation.