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4 Easy Ways to Update Your Home

Posted on October 22, 2015 in Energy Efficiency, Home Remodeling

If you want to make some renovations to your home, but you’re on a tight budget, don’t worry – there are still plenty of things you can do to make your home better. Here are a few our home improvement company recommends:

Attic Insulation

Whether you’re in need of insulation or don’t have enough, a well-insulated the attic can be a lot of help. If you are living in an older home (built before 1980), then your attic likely needs some attention, and having the proper amount of insulation could save you up to 10 percent in energy costs.

Windows

Replacing those old single pane glass windows with double pane glass that has low-e coating can help you save you up to $500 per year. At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we offer replacement windows in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware that are have double pane glass. More glass means more insulation, which puts less pressure on your heating and the cooling system and helps keep your home comfortable.

Heating and Cooling System

Replacing an old HVAC system that boasts only 60 percent efficiency with a system that boasts 90-95 percent efficiency can save you up to $5,000 over a five-year period. It’s also a great selling point, if you’re thinking of putting your home on the market.

Repairs

If there’s something in your home you’ve been putting off fixing, now is the time to do it. Whether it’s broken siding, a dripping faucet, a drafty window, drafty entry or garage doors, or another issue, making the repair will not only solve a problem, but will give you peace of mind.

Make these simple updates and you can save money in the long run. In the meantime, call up P.J. Fitzpatrick for any home renovation-related issues.

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