Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency This Winter

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency This Winter

Winter will soon be over in New Zealand in a few days. However, you might have noticed some areas in your home that need improvement during winter, like your home’s energy efficiency, for instance. Since you cannot start cleaning outside until Spring, why not make use of the time now to tackle important home remodeling projects. Talking to professionals that offer onsite building construction management by Insight Unlimited is the best way for you to go about sprucing up your home this winter.

Adding Insulation

Insulation could help make your home more energy efficient. You can check your attic, basement, and crawl spaces to see if you might need to additional insulating materials on them. There are several insulation materials like spray foam, blown cellulose or fiberglass, and batts made of cotton or fiberglass, that your contractor can use depending on your home’s structure. Professional contractors that offer onsite building construction management by Insight Unlimited will give you insights on the perfect insulation material for your home.

Update Your Floors

It is during winter when you notice that your hardwood floors are not keeping in heat like it should. Or your carpet may already be worn out that is why your home is not keeping in enough heat. If this is the case, you might need to refresh your hardwood floors and replace your carpets to give new life to your interior.

Replace Your Windows

One way that cold air gets in during winter is through your windows. The more cool air entering your home, the more your HVAC system needs to work harder, thus increasing your utility bills. Remedy this problem by replacing the windows in your home to save on energy costs. If buying energy efficient windows is too much for your pockets, you can improve the energy efficiency of your existing windows by adding storm windows, caulking, weatherstripping and using window treatments or coverings.

Update Your Bathroom

Winter is also the best time to update your bathroom by giving your bathroom walls a fresh coat of paint. With less humidity present during winter, the paint you apply will also dry faster. You can opt for a bright paint colour to contrast the gloomy weather outside. You can also try out paints that provide high thermal insulation as well as protection against mould and bacteria growth found in bathrooms. Not only will you give fresh life to your bathroom walls, you will also keep unwanted bacteria away. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.

Whatever home remodeling project you may choose during this season, make sure to consult experts who offer onsite building construction management by Insight Unlimited to ensure that your home renovation project gets completed on time. Hiring professionals to remodel your home during winter will give you more peace of mind, instead of doing them on your own. They offer budgeting and estimation so you will know how much you will have to shell out.  They will also send an experienced construction manager to oversee the entire project and coordinate with electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other key people needed to complete your home remodeling project.

 

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