Does your home not keep you at a comfortable temperature year-round, are you looking for lower energy bills, or are you looking for an eco-friendly exterior remodeling?
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At Koalaty Siding Repair, we are as passionate about energy efficiency as we are about moisture management, and just like with moisture issues we’re the most knowledgeable re-siding company on the subject in Colorado. We will meet with you to understand your issues and goals, then we’ll design customized siding replacement and roof installation solutions to solve them.
ENERGY EFFICIENT & COMFORTABLE HOME
- Wall Insulation: Want a more energy-efficient building envelope? We’ll design walls that save you money.
- Energy-Efficient Windows: Are you looking for gorgeous, energy-efficient windows? Call us.
- Insulated Siding: Looking for siding that saves on energy bills? We’ll pair you with your best fit.
- Air Seal Exterior Leaks: Are you looking to seal leaks from your exterior walls? We’ll get you covered.
- Attic Ventilation: Do you have poor attic ventilation or ice dam issues? We will fix those for you.
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What Is Energy Efficiency?
Energy efficiency is the practice of using less energy to provide the same level of comfort for a specific service or product, such as an HVAC system or plumbing system.
By improving energy efficiency, we are able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower utility costs, and develop more sustainable resources to support the health of the environment.
Why Is Energy Efficiency Important for the Home?
Your home is your haven, so it’s important that it’s the most comfortable place for your family to relax and unwind after a busy day at the office, a long day of school, or hours of fun. Your safety and comfort are important, so the way you keep yourself and your family comfortable matters.
When you invest time and money into energy-efficient practices and products, you help improve your home’s environment by helping maintain its climate, water temperatures, air quality, and even utility costs. If you’re ready to have a more energy-efficient home, contact Koalaty Siding Repair to learn more about our options for providing you with a safer and healthier home environment.
How Do Exterior Features Affect a Home’s Energy Efficiency?
If energy efficiency is based on how well a home functions from within, then why would you invest in exterior home features? There are actually a lot of ways the exterior of your home can affect the interior.
Energy-efficient windows and doors create a barrier between the exterior and interior temperatures, as well as seal off airflow to prevent drafts and fluctuations in air quality. Insulation installed during a siding replacement can also help regulate the temperatures inside the home because it absorbs the cold or hot temperature outside instead of letting it seep into the home. This helps lower the cost of HVAC because the system doesn’t have to work as hard to regulate the climate of your home. Discover the best exterior features to improve your Colorado home’s energy efficiency by contacting Koalaty Siding Repair today.
Are Energy-Efficiency Projects Worth the Investment?
Of course, it’s always important to weigh the pros and cons of investing in a new system for your home. As a homeowner, you know that repairs, new installations, and system replacements are never cheap. So why invest in energy-efficient products if your home isn’t energy inefficient?
Think of this investment as a built-in reimbursement program. Sure, the upfront costs of siding replacement, a new roof installation, or energy-efficient windows might be a larger investment than choosing other products, but the idea is that these installations will reduce energy usage. That means lower utility costs in the long run. Basically, you’ll be paying yourself back with what you save in monthly energy expenses.
At Koalaty Siding Repair, we also offer financing options for all of our services. If you’re not ready to pay 100% out of pocket, we can create a monthly payment plan that works for you. Get in touch with our team to learn more.
Signs That a Home Needs Better Energy Efficiency
Sometimes if nothing is obviously broken, it can be hard to determine whether or not a system in your home could be improved upon. If you’re trying to decide whether or not your home could benefit from more energy-efficient practices or products, keep an eye out for these symptoms.
High Energy Bills
One of the most obvious signs that your home is struggling to regulate its environment is high utility bills. This is an indication that your HVAC system, plumbing, and general ventilation are working overtime to keep your home and its features comfortable for your family to use.
It’s always good to communicate with your energy company first to make sure there isn’t a mistake, but if your energy bills have actually spiked, then it’s time to make some changes.
Ice formations on your roof are not only dangerous, but they’re a sign that your home is leaking warm air. These large patches of ice form along your roofline when warm air escapes into the attic and through the roof. This air melts the snow on your roof, which then re-freezes as the water drips down to the cooler edge of your roof.
In the winter, it’s important for your windows to keep warm air inside and cold air outside. However, if you notice condensation forming on your windows, this is a sign that they aren’t doing their job as a barrier between the outdoors and the indoors. It’s time to look into energy-efficient windows instead.
Warm or Cold Spots
Warm or cold spots throughout your home is a sign of an air leak because the heated or cooled air is not reaching certain areas. If this is the case, your HVAC system is working harder than it should to regulate the temperature of your home and increasing energy usage. You should have the system checked out by an HVAC company for repairs, but exterior installations to improve energy-efficiency may also help in the long run.
Another sign of air leaks in your HVAC system is an accumulation of dust in your home. If ventilation is properly sealed, this dust would be trapped in the air filter. If you clean but your home is dusty again at the end of the day, your ductwork should be checked for leaks that the dust is escaping through.
A Hot Attic
If you feel like you’re going to have a heat stroke every time you go into your attic, it hasn’t been properly sealed. Heat rises, so an attic that hasn’t been insulated is going to collect all the warm air in your home, turning it into a sauna. The heat doesn’t do any good to warm your family if it’s all escaping to the attic though. Weatherstripping and insulation can help keep the warm air in your home — where it belongs — and prevent your heating system from working too hard.
Exterior Features That Help with Energy Efficiency
Knowing what to look for in your home to improve energy efficiency is one step, but you should also know ways that you can fix these issues with energy-efficient products or features. One of the best ways to create a more energy-efficient home is to invest in exterior features that help keep it sealed and insulated. Learn more about these different features, and contact Koalaty Siding Repair for an estimate.
Decrease the energy your home uses to regulate its environment by ensuring that the exterior of your home is properly sealed. There are a few ways to do this, including insulation installation during a siding replacement or repair project. Insulated siding creates a thicker barrier between the outside elements and the interior of your Colorado home.
This means less air can escape your home and your home’s HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard. It also means that extremely cold or hot temperatures are absorbed by the insulation underneath the siding instead of seeping into your home and causing temperature irregularities.
If you’re interested in having insulated siding installed on your home, contact Koalaty Siding Repair to schedule an estimate.
Siding shouldn’t be the only thing insulated in your home. If it becomes damaged, you’ll need another line of defense to help regulate your home’s environment. This is why wall insulation is so important. While you may think of insulation as a way to soundproof your home and prevent noise from traveling from one room to the next, insulation also prevents drafts from causing hot or cold spots around your home.
At Koalaty Siding Repair, we offer more than one type of insulation so that we are able to address a variety of issues for a variety of styles of homes. Whether you have insulated siding or not, make sure you invest in a thick exterior wall insulation to keep your family healthy, safe, and comfortable throughout the year.
Air Seal Exterior Leaks
If your siding or roof is damaged, there may also be an air leak compromising the energy efficiency of your home, creating uncomfortably cold or warm areas, and raising your utility bills. While our main goal in performing roof repairs, siding repairs, or another repair to the exterior of your home is to prevent moisture damage, we understand the importance of making repairs to keep your home working as efficiently as possible. If air leaks on the exterior of your home are a concern, talk to Koalaty Siding Repair about your interest in creating a more energy-efficient environment for your home. We will work diligently to identify and seal any exterior air leaks while performing siding repairs or roofing repairs.
Windows are one of the usual suspects when looking to improve energy efficiency in your home. That’s because warm and cold air can leak through the windows themselves, as well as the seams around the edge of the window if they aren’t sealed properly. This means that replacement windows are one of the most important investments you can make to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
If you’re looking into replacement windows, consider investing in energy-efficient styles to make it easier for your home’s air system to regulate itself. This means that the material used to manufacture the window panes and the window frame are better insulated to prevent interior air from escaping and exterior air from seeping in.
If your windows are still fairly new but you’re looking at ways to improve energy efficiency, having your windows inspected regularly and re-sealed as needed can help solidify the barrier between the interior and exterior of your home.
Talk to Koalaty Siding Repair today if you’re interested in replacement windows that will make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Prevent heat from escaping into your attic and getting trapped by having it well insulated and ventilated. The insulation will prevent your attic from getting too hot in the first place, while ventilation will help redirect the air out of the home through vents in the exterior walls instead of seeping into the roof and causing ice dams.
If air is escaping into your attic, not only will your HVAC system have to work harder to warm the rest of your home, but you’ll also start to feel warm and cold spots as different areas of your home become extremely different temperatures from one another.
Remember, ice dams aren’t just a sign of energy inefficiency, they’re also dangerous. Ice is heavy and can put extra pressure on your roofline, causing cracks, moisture damage, and even roof failure.
At Koalaty Siding Repair, we’re here to help make the exterior parts of your home more energy efficient as well as safe — including your attic. Contact us today if you’re interested in having your attic ventilated or insulated to better manage the temperature of your Colorado home and protect your family from the elements.
Ways You Can Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient
While we focus on making the exterior of your home more energy efficient, our team of siding contractors at Koalaty Siding Repair care about the overall energy-efficiency of your home — both outside and in.
That’s why we’re providing you with even more tips and tricks you can use on your own to help make your home more comfortable, healthy, and safe through improved energy efficiency practices. From changing the types of light bulbs you use to being more mindful about how you cook and do laundry, there are small, everyday changes you can make to reduce your energy consumption and save on utility bills.
Eliminate Incandescent Bulbs
Incandescent light bulbs consume an incredible amount of energy while only converting about 10% of it into light. What happens to the other 90%? It’s converted into heat. Not only does this mean incandescent light bulbs don’t do a very good job at actually lighting your home, but they also produce heat that can cause temperature irregularities that you’ll end up using even more energy to combat.
Instead, switch out your incandescent bulbs for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). These types of bulbs convert more energy into light, don’t produce as much heat, and reduce energy consumption for lighting by 50–75%.
Not only can you lower your utility costs by switching to LEDs or CFLs, these types of bulbs also last at least 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, meaning you’ll also save money not having to run to the hardware store for replacement bulbs as often.
Be Mindful of Appliance and Electronic Usage
How and when you use appliances and electronics affect the energy efficiency of your home. Be mindful of which electronics you use, as some consume more energy than others, such as desktop computers compared to laptops that don’t have to be plugged in all the time.
If you’re not using an electronic device, turn it off. Desktop computers are again a culprit of consuming power — even when not in use.
Charging cords are another culprit of consuming power. If you don’t have a device plugged into the charging cable, unplug it from the outlet so it doesn’t continue using power.
When it comes to appliances, they should be installed so that one’s function does not inhibit another’s. For example, a fridge or freezer should not be installed next to a stove, dishwasher, or other heat-producing appliance because it will then have to work harder to maintain its colder temperature settings. You should also invest in ENERGY STAR-rated (or similar) appliances and electronics because they’re more energy-efficient.
Invest in Daylighting
Colorado averages 300 days of sunshine every year. This means that windows aren’t just important to regulate your home’s temperature, but they can also help maximize the use of natural lighting so your home doesn’t have to consume as much energy on electric lighting.
If you’re looking into replacement windows, consider adding more types of windows on top of purchasing energy-efficient styles. Skylights, light shelves, clerestory windows, and light tubes are all window options that harness natural daylight and disperse it throughout your home. As an added bonus, daylight makes a house feel more comfortable and homey than artificial, electric lighting.
No, we aren’t talking about how many adult beverages you consume while making dinner, but that’s important too. “Cooking responsibly” is similar to how and which appliances you use in your kitchen to prepare meals.
If you’re trying to reduce energy usage, convection ovens and microwaves consume less energy than conventional ovens. If you do use a conventional oven, place food on the top rack because it’s hotter and will cook your food faster.
When using the stovetop, place pots and pans on heating elements that are the same size. If you can, cover food with a lid while it cooks. Trapping the heat will help it cook the food faster than if you leave it uncovered.
Change Your Laundry Habits
Laundry is a great place to start improving energy efficiency in your home, and it only requires a few tweaks to your habits. Try these recommendations to reduce energy consumption:
- Wait until you have a full load of laundry — medium loads don’t actually save that much water or energy compared to a full load.
- Use warm temperature settings on clothes that aren’t very soiled. Warm water requires less energy than hot water; not to mention, it cleans clothes just as effectively.
- Clean the lint trap between each dryer use. This helps dry your clothes quickly and eliminates a fire hazard.
- Instead of using the dryer, hang-dry clothes to lower energy consumption.