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Tips for Saving Money on Energy Bills

Energy costs, specifically heating and cooling, constitute a substantial portion of a household’s expenses. To lower these bills and enhance efficiency, consider these practical steps:

1. Upgrade Your Windows and Doors
Replacing old windows and doors with energy-efficient options drastically reduces energy costs by maintaining your home’s internal temperature. Advanced technology in window and door manufacturing significantly enhances energy efficiency, leading to lower bills and increased comfort.

2. Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks can compromise insulation by up to 50%. Address gaps by using caulk or spray foam to seal cracks, insulating the fireplace flue, and blocking drafty access points.

3. Proper Insulation
Many homes lack adequate insulation, resulting in higher energy consumption. Additional insulation in attics, crawl spaces, and other key areas can save up to 15% on heating and cooling costs.

4. Maintain Windows and Doors
Installing ENERGY STAR-certified windows and doors helps reduce energy bills significantly. These certified products meet specific efficiency requirements, ensuring better insulation and lower costs. Understanding metrics like R-value and U-value further enhances efficiency and savings.

These simple measures can reduce energy bills and enhance overall efficiency. Contact Shield Building Products for a free estimate on window and door replacements to further improve your home’s efficiency!