New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be about yourself they can be about your life in general. For example, you can set a resolution to improve your home. The most common home improvement resolutions have to do with saving money on energy bills. To save money, especially in these cold winter times, means improving your heating source, insulation, and windows.
Consider replacing your furnace with an energy saving model. According to Energy Star, a certified energy saving furnace can save 4% on energy which would amount to $66 of savings a year. Over the years the savings really adds up.
You can get energy efficient windows but instead of having to bear the cost of all new windows at once, start with repairing any cracked window panes and make sure all windows are tightly sealed to keep out the cold and keep the heat in. Remember, energy-star home improvements count on as a tax credit!
Insulation goes a long way to save money on an energy bills. Without proper insulation your money is literally leaking out of your home. To learn more about insulation and properly insulating you home click here.
Trying to do home improvements or make a home improvement resolution so soon after the holidays can be tough due to the damage holidays do on many people’s bank accounts. If you don’t have enough money to start the year for your home improvement resolutions, consider making a savings resolution.
Set up an automatic withdrawal from your paycheck to go into a home improvement savings account, resolve to set aside a certain amount of your tax refund, or make a budget that allows you to have extra money for home improvements.