There are multiple things you can do to improve your house's energy efficiency. Better Business Bureau® Serving Eastern Oklahoma has a few tips on how to get the most out of your home improvement dollars.
1) Install energy efficient windows. Windows let in beautiful natural light, but they can also let in heat. Picking the most energy efficient frame and design depends on the climate and typical weather in your area. That said, replacing all of your home's windows can be costly & it’s important to hire the right contractor to ensure your investment lasts for years to come.
2) Insulate your home. Insulation types include fiberglass, foam, and blown-in. One of the most cost saving areas to install insulation is in the attic where hot air leaks in from the sun soaked roof. One of the most popular and efficient types of insulation is spray foam insulation but as with any insulation material it's important to install it correctly, or it will not work efficiently.
3) Maintain heating & air conditioning systems. Getting your system checked every year by a qualified technician can prolong the life of your system and save you money. Learn more about what to expect during a typical checkup by reading BBB Tip: Heating and Air Conditioning.
4) Hire a reliable contractor. Choosing a contractor based simply on how much they charge may save you money now but cost you later. We suggest you start your search for a contractor at https://www.bbb.org/tulsa/ where you can search for BBB Accredited Businesses. You can review business profiles and read verified reviews before selecting the right contractor for the job.
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