Why You Shouldn’t Forget About Appliances When You Are Remodeling Your Home

Why You Shouldn’t Forget About Appliances When You Are Remodeling Your Home
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    Remodeling allows you to have a new home without the expense and stress of moving, getting another mortgage or selling your old home.

    Many projects involve adding or moving walls to create larger or smaller spaces.

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The most commonly remodeled rooms are bathrooms and kitchens. These rooms add resale value to the property, but there are some things that many people leave out, such as replacing existing appliances.

Furnaces

If the existing furnace is ten years old or older, it is far less efficient than those available on the market today. Many energy efficient models are made today for every size of house. Insulated ducting helps deliver heated air with minimal temperature loss. Installing zoning controls in ducts allows you to heat rooms in use while shutting unused room vents down. This further saves money on utility bills that you can reinvest in your home.

Kitchen Appliances

Stoves, ovens, microwaves, refrigerators and more are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles today. Choose Energy Star rated appliances to achieve the most in utility savings. Stove hood vents can be stylish and still use minimal energy. Besides, your new kitchen will look even better with new appliances instead of the old ones. If the old ones are still functional, they can be sold online or donated to charity.

Laundry Appliances

Washing machines and dryers today save far more energy and water than those made ten years ago. Search for washing machine models that have both the Energy Star and Water Saver certification. Shop for dryers that have special sensors that detect dry clothing and shut off automatically.

Ceiling Fans

There are thousands of ceiling fans on the market in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors and styles. Measure each room and record the square footage and ceiling height. Purchase an Energy Star rated fan that is the correct size for the room and install it at the proper height for optimum results. Models with reversible blades help rooms stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

For those with light kits, search for ceiling fan rated CFL or LED bulbs. LED’s will save more energy than CFL’s. By installing new energy-efficient appliances during your remodel, you will enjoy your home’s new look and have lower utility bills for years. The appliances will pay for themselves over time, and you can use the savings to purchase more energy saving items in the home such as solar attic fans, energy saving roofing, windows, doors and more. You can create the most energy efficient home in town.

Informational credit to Just In Time Furnace Inc.

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