Top Upgrades to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

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You spend thousands of dollars per year on your energy costs, the large part of which can be attributed to heating and cooling. Markham gets very cold winters, and the heating costs during the winter months alone can make up a huge chunk of your yearly energy costs.

Finding ways to lower your energy consumption can not only help you reduce your carbon footprint, but it can also help you lower your home bills. Besides making lifestyle changes such as turning off the lights when you leave the room, you can also make several improvements to your home that will lower your energy use. Here are some top upgrades to make to your home to improve its energy efficiency:

Vinyl Windows

Regular windows offer about as much protection as a hole in the wall. They do little to maintain the temperature in your home. Vinyl windows, on the other hand, provide an additional layer of insulation for your home that will help keep hot air out during the summer and cold air out during the winter.

Vinyl windows include a pocket of air between the panes of glass, which provides a buffer for your home. In addition, the frames do not warp or rot, so there is no risk that the windows will let in a draft. The windows will provide consistent protection for your home all year long.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is sprayed on as a liquid and hardens when it dries. Since it goes on as a liquid, the foam is able to work its way into every nook and cranny, sealing up any cracks and providing even protection. Spray foam insulation provides more protection than traditional foam or blow-in insulation. It will help to lower your energy bills, whether you put it in the walls or on the underside of the roof.

Tankless Water Heater

Heating water uses up to 30 percent of your home's energy budget. Switching to a tankless water heater can cut that in half. A tankless water heater uses a high-powered burner that heats water as it passes through an exchanger. You'll get hot water faster, and you'll save money.

Start making the upgrades to your home now to save money and save the environment. Call windows company in Markham to find the best prices on the best vinyl windows.

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