As a homeowner, are you looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency? According to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average U.S. home uses around 10,766 kilowatt-hours per year. While the exact amount still varies for each state, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take measures to lower energy expenditures and increase efficiency.
There are different ways to save energy, but today we’ll talk about how the siding and exteriors can make a big difference in improving your home’s energy efficiency. You can also schedule a consultation with a reputable home performance specialist such as California Energy Consultant Service who can provide the best solutions that improve your home’s energy efficiency.
A Big Difference in Energy Efficiency
The siding is one of your home’s primary defenses against different weather conditions and natural elements. It also works as a barrier that retains indoor temperatures in your home and keeps your family comfy. But even with proper care and maintenance, your siding works only as long as its expected lifespan. Delaying its replacement isn’t recommended as your home will be more susceptible to the elements because of its ineffective insulation.
If your insulation is old, isn’t installed properly, or is damaged/compromised, the warm or cool air will escape from inside your home at a much faster rate. This causes your heating and cooling systems to work harder just to maintain comfortable temperatures. This means more energy consumption and therefore higher monthly utility bills.
What’s Best for Your Home?
Working with a trusted siding and energy assessment contractor helps you in choosing the right siding for your home. By investing in good siding material, your home maintains good energy efficiency, reduces HVAC usage and eliminates unwanted expenditures later on. A professional replacement also means your exteriors are installed and maintained properly!
A good siding material should have a foam backing that effectively retains the heat inside your home during the winter months. The added foam also creates a more rigid facing that has always allowed manufacturers to produce wider profiles and bigger panels. Siding materials that require only minimal maintenance are also a good choice since cleaning won’t become tedious whenever it’s needed.
Whether your siding is near the end of its lifespan or has existing damage, don’t delay its replacement. And if you’re looking to hire a reliable siding and window replacement contractor, California Energy Consultant Service has got you covered! Call us today at (916) 852-8132 if you’re in Rancho Cordova or (916) 281-0548 if you live in Sacramento and the surrounding CA areas. You can also fill out our convenient contact form!