The summer heat can wreak havoc on your customer’s homes. The renovations below can reduce their carbon footprint and help the customer save on energy bills.
- Replace Windows and Doors. Weatherproofing is only a temporary fix for air leaks. Using plastic or caulking does not prevent the problem from getting worse over time. Since windows account for about 10-15% of your overall energy bill, they should be replaced every 15-30 years.
- Add Insulation and Seal Leaks. If the client is experiencing drafts throughout the home, the foundation or need of insulation may be the culprit. Adding a sealant in the vulnerable areas such as the basement, foundation or attic will prevent energy loss.
- Walls and Floors Are Important Too. About 10% of energy loss is associated with uninsulated flooring. Caulking molding and baseboards and insulating gaskets behind electrical switches helps reduce leaks. Blown in loose-fill insulation is always a non-invasive option for walls that may be a point of energy loss.
- Select the Right Cooling System. Assisting your clients in choosing between a ductless system or a conventional system may be the best way to reduce the energy consumed in cooling their home.
Summer is a great time to help your clients secure their home against energy loss. Reminding them that taking these steps to reduce energy loss will benefit them in the winter months as well.
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