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Don’t Wait for 30 years before you replace inefficient windows
Over the past number of years occasionally I have bumped into a few customers who bought their homes knowing their windows were bad but took 30 some odd years before they did anything about them. Don’t make the same mistake as they did.
Our energy efficient windows will pay for themselves in short order, commonly within 5-7 years, depending upon a number of factors. Given a period of 30 years of home ownership, our windows could have paid for themselves 3-5 times over again. In other words, you will pay for the cost of new windows whether you want to or not, either through higher utility bills where you will see no benefit, or by replacing them and biting the bullet and enjoying all the benefits.
The choice is yours, but why wait? It doesn’t make any sense to delay the inevitable. Replace your inefficient windows today to start enjoying energy savings now and make yourself and your family proud of their comfort and beauty. Sign up or call Energy Solutions of America today for a free estimate.
Up to 45% of a home’s energy loss is through the attic
According to the US Department of Energy, up to 45% of a home's energy loss is through the attic, but the amount of heat actually lost will depend on where you live and how cold your attic gets. Therefore, homes in colder climates require higher insulation values. Recommended attic insulation levels range from R19 in the southern most parts of the US to R60 in the northernmost.
But the problem with standard cellulose or fiberglass insulation is that they do not prevent the major source of all heat transfer in a home. Approximately 75% of total heat transfer in a home occurs through radiation. Our energy efficient multi-layer thermal reflective insulation reflects up to 97% of all of this heat transfer, which just simply means one thing, energy savings of up to 40%! Call today to get a free energy analysis of your home.
Price of electricity hit record for October; up 42% in decade
As utility rates rise the ability of average homeowners to pay for these increases are shrinking. When one accounts for the added costs of inflation the average Americans income cannot keep pace. Just to demonstrate how inflation erodes the dollar, take an average utility bill of $100, add an inflationary rate of 5% over 15 years and one’s bill would’ve nearly doubled.
A lot of people I have bumped into over the past number of years forget about the fact that one’s heating costs do not just consist of our gas bills. If you have a forced air furnace the motor that drives the warm air in your home is driven by an electric motor. Therefore, in order to determine one’s energy bills for heating and cooling purposes one cannot forget to consider both as part of the equation.
Typical homeowners spend around $150-250 per month year round for gas and electricity. That means over a 15 year time period today’s costs would be about $30,000 at an average of $200, without calculating inflation. Adding inflation to the value, that means that the average homeowner would spend twice that in 15 years, or approximately $60,000.
Now, consider that our energy savings programs are designed to save as much as 40% off one’s utility bills, that represents a savings of as much as $24,000. How far along might that pay for new windows or siding, or attic insulation, or a new roof? That's right, commonly it pays for the whole project and more! Not even to speak of added resale value and maintenance free values.
This is why we say that our energy saving programs here at Energy Solutions of America will pay for themselves in short order. Sign up today, or call us for a free energy analysis of your home and start enjoying the comfort of your home and the beauty of your new energy efficient products.
Forget the paint brush, make your home maintenance free with new siding
Keeping up with deteriorating or maintenance intensive siding can be a chore. There is nothing worse than standing on an extension ladder fully extended with one hand clinging to the roof and the other with a scraper in hand, looking upside down underneath the soffit scraping and sanding. Forget the sand particles that get into the eyes and nose, just don’t fall!
The most common injuries to senior citizens is falling. And falling off from a 24’ extension ladder is no laughing matter. You are literally taking your own life into your hands when you do that. One fall can lead to hospitalization, and one hospitalization to a stroke due to blood clotting. It happens more frequently than one would care to think about. Save the worry and fear. Energy Solutions of America has just the solution for you.
Our energy efficient vinyl siding and or our concrete board siding, or if you like the wood look, our natural wood siding products are just the right answers for you. Whatever your taste or style, be assured that Energy Solutions of America has just the right products to match even the most exquisite of tastes and styles. Be sure to sign up or give us a call to find out how you can begin saving money today on energy and maintenance while making your home a more valuable asset.
Did you know your insurance company can drop your insurance with too many claims?
It doesn’t quite seem right that we pay in for sometimes years for our insurance premiums only to find out that when we need to use it we can be cancelled. Another problem is that even if you don’t use it, if you live in an area like some of us in Colorado where hail commonly damages roof’s, you can have your rates go up, not because of your usage, but because of everyone else in your neighborhood.
This is what happened to me a couple of years ago. My insurance company was going to almost double my rates, and yet I hadn’t even made a claim. The type of roof that you have installed on your home will make all the difference in the world regarding how long it lasts. How much you ultimately pay for your homeowners insurance is determined by how well your roof withstands hail damage.
Many insurance companies will give homeowners a discount for using superior grade roofing products. Some as much as 25%. A premium grade roof will not only last longer, with the money saved on insurance rates it can help offset the difference in costs. Not only that, but if it is the right product, i.e. if it is solar reflective, one can save money off their utility bills as well. These factors alone will normally cover the added costs of the difference between a cheap grade roof and a premium grade roof designed to last for many more years.
Don’t be exposed to the latest hail storm, or to the issues of your insurance company. Take the bull by the horns and sign up or give us a call. Here at Energy Solutions of America we offer some of the most outstanding roofing products available, and all at affordable prices. Call now for a free estimate.