What a winter we’re having here in Massachusetts. In between the Artic Blasts, Polar Vortexes, and a seemingly endless series of winter storms (some with names, some without!), it’s been cold – cold and expensive. Home heating costs have nearly doubled for some homeowners.
How have your home heating bills been? If you’ve seen some jaw-dropping numbers on your propane, fuel oil, or home heating bill this year, you may be wondering how you’re going to cut costs. The answer may be home renovations. We talked to your Framingham building contractor about changes the homeowner can make to help homes stay warm for less money.
Replacement windows are near the top of the list. Many older homes have windows that leak a tremendous amount of heat outdoors. You can try covering your windows with plastic, but that doesn’t help – and stapled up plastic isn’t exactly the look many of us are aiming for! Today’s replacement windows are stylish, long-lasting, and most importantly, do a great job of keeping warm air in and cold air out. Every home is different, but typically, homeowners report significant savings on their heating bill after having replacement windows replaced. At A.A. Tofani, we’re not locked into a relationship with any window vendor that forces us to recommend only their product: we’ll help you find the windows that are truly best for your home.
Another renovation that can help homeowners save on home heating costs is having more insulation installed. Over the years, there have been significant increases in insulation technology that deliver more protection from the elements than older insulation did. Have your Framingham building contractor take a look at the insulation you currently have in place. They may recommend an upgrade to keep you warm and save you money.
The best time to fix the roof is when the sun’s shining, and the best time to make sure you’re warm next winter will be this spring and summer!