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Energy Saving Home Improvement Projects

When deciding which home improvement projects to tackle first, why not start with the projects that will save the most energy? Below is a list of a few energy saving do-it-yourself projects:

- The easiest and most inexpensive energy saving project you can complete is to seal the cracks around your home by using caulk. Most cracks can be found around window seals, the foundation of your home and attics/basements. All you need is some caulk and a caulk gun. These items should cost you around $10-$15 but will pay for themselves in no time with the amount of energy you’ll save.

- Another inexpensive do-it-yourself project that will help to save energy is sealing the gaps at the bottom of your exterior doors by adding or replacing weather stripping. Installing weather stripping is really easy and affordable. It will help to stop energy wasting air leaks around your exterior doors and will help to make your home airtight, which will in turn help to reduce energy costs.

- Adding insulation to your attic will also help to drastically reduce your energy consumption. As we all know, the summer months in Arizona can be rather excruciating, so keeping the cool air inside is a must! You can easily install roll out insulation in your attic by yourself. All you need to do is measure the length and width of your attic, purchase that amount of insulation and roll the insulation out in the attic. Or if you prefer, you can hire a local handyman to blow in the insulation which can help to get the insulation in those hard to reach areas. Of course, hiring a handyman is more expensive than completing the project yourself, but it will pay for itself in the end with the money you will save on your monthly energy bill.

In today’s economy, every dime helps. If you complete the simple and inexpensive projects above, you will be thrilled with the amount of money you’ll save in energy costs each month. If you have any questions on energy saving do-it-yourself projects, contact us below.

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Shari Blumenthal, Priority One Home Repair LLC
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