Home Energy Efficiency in Missouri
Home Energy Efficiency Services for Your Home in Troy, O’Fallon, Wentzville, Maryland Heights, MO and Surrounding Areas
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LOWERING YOUR ENERGY BILL?
Who wouldn’t answer yes to that question? There are many changes you can make within your home to help reduce your energy use.
Look in your attic, do you have enough insulation? When your home was initially built, many contractors only used the minimum amount of insulation required, but the reality is blowing in additional insulation in your attic can tremendously reduce the cost of your energy bill. During the colder months, your heat is running all day long. Since heat rises, if your attic is not fully insulated, all that warm air is escaping, leaving your heater to work harder. The remodeling contractors of TNT Painting & Remodeling LLC uses a professional machine and recycled material called cellulose to blow in your attic on top of the existing insulation. This is one home project that only takes a couple of hours but ends up saving you money in the long run.
Another simple change to your home to reduce your energy costs is re-caulking your windows. We use an infrared laser thermometer around the window, from the inside, to determine the temperature. Based on these findings can help determine if your windows need re-caulked or even replaced. We can also replace or add weather stripping around your exterior doors.
If you have an unfinished basement, you’ll also want to seal anything exposed to the outside. Is your garage door insulated or is it just a steel door? If you are unsure, call us today and we can perform a home energy efficiency check and offer suggestions.
Other Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill
Although we offer many services to help reduce your energy bill, here are some tips that you can do in your home that don’t cost any money, or very little investment.
- Replace all your light bulbs with LED lights. LED lights typically use 25%-80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. These bulbs also last longer.
- Unplug any unused appliances. Did you know that even if an appliance is not plugged in, it is still using energy? Think about appliances such as toasters or coffee makers that you may leave plugged in all the time even when not in use.
- Use a lower heat for your dryer. Drying your clothes at a lower heat for a longer period actually saves more energy than a higher heat for less time.
- Lower the temperature of your water heater. Lower your water heater temperature by 10-15 degrees to decrease electrical or gas usage. Think about how large your water heater tank is. If you lower your temperature slightly, just watch your electric bill decrease!
Many updates you make to your home are also a tax write off in the state of Missouri! Ask us about this tax credit! Your updates can pay for themselves in less than a year!
Give us a call today for your blown-in insulation or window re-caulking needs! We’ll perform your home energy efficient check. At TNT Painting & Remodeling LLC, we truly are your one-stop-shop for all your home improvement needs. We service Troy, O’Fallon, Wentzville, Maryland Heights, MO, and all Surrounding Areas.