What Energy Efficient Upgrades Would You Choose?

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Are you interested in energy-efficient upgrades to your home?  While many upgrades may have a price tag upfront, usually the long-term benefits far out weigh the costs.

Here is a list of a few energy efficient options that can be made and some even carry tax benefits!

  • Solar heating systems, including solar systems for heating water for domestic use
  • Solar heating and cooling systems
  • Caulking and weather-stripping
  • Furnace efficiency modifications limited to replacement burners, boilers, or furnaces designed to reduce the firing rate or to achieve a reduction in the amount of fuel consumed as a result of increased combustion efficiency, devices for modifying flue openings which will increase the efficiency of the heating system, and electrical or mechanical furnace ignition systems which replace standing gas pilot lights.
  • Clock thermostats
  • New or additional ceiling, attic, wall and floor insulation
  • Water heater insulation
  • Storm windows and/or doors, including thermal windows and/or doors
  • Heat pumps
  • Vapor barriers

Our home is in need of new insulation or added insulation.  We also really need to add weather-stripping around our front door until it is replaced.

Do you have projects your family is working on to increase the energy efficiency of your home?


If money were not an object, what energy-efficient upgrades would you choose to add to your home?

This post was supported by MilitaryVALoan.com.   All opinions expressed are my own.

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