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Beat February Blues with Energy Saving Upgrades

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February can be a brutal month to get through. The holidays are over, Illinois and Indiana have experienced plenty of snow and harsh weather, and yet the cold continues to linger, and the days continue to be short and grey. For home and business owners, February can also mean continued high heating costs and energy expenses.

Rather than letting February get you down, why not beat cold weather blues by investing in some energy-saving upgrades for your home or business? This will give you something productive to do, save you money, and is a great way to say sayonara to the shortest–yet longest-feeling–month of the year.

Ways to Upgrade Your Home or Business to Save More Energy

There are a lot of easy things that you can do to improve your home or business’ energy efficiency, as well as some more intensive projects you can consider taking on. Top energy efficient upgrades you can make right now include:

  • Weatherstripping – Weatherstripping your home or business’ windows and doors is one of the easiest and least expensive things that you can do that will have a dramatic effect on how much energy your home uses.
  • Changing your light bulbs – If you haven’t upgraded the bulbs in your lights yet, what are you waiting for? Making the switch to energy efficient lighting can save you a bundle every year.
  • Consider different entry doors – For businesses, upgrading to a more modern, more energy efficient entry door system could save you hundreds of dollars in costs over time. Automatic doors, particularly revolving doors, have shown to reduce drafts and save more.

 

  • Invest in energy-efficient windows. While replacing the windows in your home or business is certainly a more expensive upgrade than is something simple like putting in weatherstripping, if you can afford it, the cost may be well worth it. Not only will your home/business be more energy efficient, which saves money, but the value of your space will also increase. This may be an important consideration if you’re thinking about selling your home in the future.

Contact Preferred Window and Door for All of Your Window and Door Needs

We’re excited about helping homeowners go green and do their part to save energy, and our professionals at Preferred Window and Door are experts in window and door energy efficiency. To learn more, or to replace your windows and doors now, call us at 708-895-3667. You can also request an evaluation by sending us a message online today.

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