Energy and Money Saving Projects for Your Home

    Posted on: November 13, 2015 by Signature Insurance Group

    As the economy changes, the costs of maintaining your home goes up. As a homeowner you may find that you are paying more for your utility bills than you ever thought you would. While you want to make sure that you have the best rates for your Orange County Home Insurance, there are a few home projects that you can do to help save you money as well.

    • Insulation- As your home gets older, you will find that there are more drafts in the rooms than there used to be or that certain rooms will always be too hot during summer or too cold during winter. The reason for this is that insulation within the attic and walls breaks down leaving gaps where air can get in and out. Check the outside of your home and replace caulking on doors and windows. Then have look at the attic and basement. A good contractor will be able to seal any holes and replace tattered insulation.
    • Windows- Just like any glassware, windows don’t last forever. They warp, crack, get cloudy and lose their tight seal when closed. Single pane windows should be replaced with double pane (or even triple pane windows in extreme climates) that allows heat to stay inside during winter and outside during summer.
    • Central Air Heating and Cooling- If your heating or cooling systems are more than 10 years old it may be time to consider upgrading to a new, high efficiency system. Not only will you save on the repair costs that arise as the systems break and fail, the new high efficiency systems can save up to 30-40 percent on your monthly bills.
    • Solar Energy- Solar energy is a rising trend in money saving energy efficiency. Having solar panels attached to your roof and connected to your electric service panel can save you up to 100% of your energy usage. While solar panels may be a bit costly to install, the financial return is well worth it.

    These along with other energy saving projects can help you to cut costs on your utility bills allowing you to spend more time and money to enjoy your favorite activities.

    At Signature Insurance Group we know how important it is to get the best rates and save on your bills. Call us today for more information on our Orange County Home Insurance. 855.972.9437

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