There are many small investments you can make around the house that will save you money in the long run. These can come in the form of replacing appliances, fixtures, or conducting repairs. The best investment you can make would be those that make your home more energy efficient. If your home is energy efficient, you can save on heating, increase the value of your home, and you may even qualify for tax credits that are available from the federal or provincial government.
Here are a few money saving home investments:
Energy Efficient Windows
New materials, design, and technology has allowed windows to become more energy efficient. For example, you can invest in UPVC windows that are an attractive alternative to traditional metal and wood. UPVC is environmentally friendly, endurable, and resistant to the weather, parasites, as well as pollutants. Energy efficient windows keep more hot air in and cold air out, allowing you to consume less energy for heating. Double paned windows can also reduce the amount of heat transfer that occurs. UPVC windows are also environmentally friendly and the material is recyclable, saving you money and helping the environment simultaneously.
In addition, you can add weather stripping around your doors and windows. These will also prevent heating and cooling loss due to holes around the window or door. A few patches can save you quite a bit of money when you consider the amount of heat you retain.