Are you seeing a sudden rise in your recent energy bills? Do you crank up your AC or heater more than you used to in efforts to stay comfortable? If so, your home might be leaking warm or cold air, which can cause you to consume more energy and pay more in utility bills.
There are a number of ways to address this problem, and one excellent solution is to upgrade your home with energy-efficient siding.
What is energy-efficient siding and how can it lower my energy bills? Energy efficient siding is basically siding that comes with foam insulation. When the siding that you choose does not come with foam insulation, you do not get the enhanced R-value and performance of energy-efficient siding.
No matter whether you choose wood, vinyl, steel, or aluminum siding for your home, the standard R-value of these uninsulated options is less than 1. R-value is the energy efficiency of any building material. The higher the R-value, the more energy efficient it is. For your home’s walls to be considered energy-efficient, it has to have an R-value of 13 or higher.
To boost the energy efficiency of your home, a siding with foam insulation can add 3 to 4 points to its R-value. To further increase the energy efficiency of your home, you should also consider improving your walls by upgrading to a 2x6 construction.
If you are really serious about making your home energy-efficient, you should install energy-efficient windows and doors. When all of these work together, you will notice a huge drop in your utility bills because your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to keep your home’s interior warm or cool. You will also keep out cold weather or summer heat more effectively with these energy-efficient replacements.
To save money in the long run, you need to add energy-efficient sidings, windows, and doors for your home in Newtown, CT. Installing these energy saving features is just the first step. You also need to find a trusted remodeler for the job, and Superior Remodelers is the company to trust. Aside from siding installation, we also install energy efficient windows and apply foam insulation as part of our comprehensive remodeling and renovation services.