Not only can a remodel boost your home’s resale value, but it can also improve its energy efficiency, helping you enjoy lower utility bills all year long. Here are a few home renovation tips that local Fort Pierce, Florida, residents may find particularly helpful.

Landscaping

A home’s curb appeal is often the last thing a homeowner considers when renovating, but it’s the first impression many get about your home. A well-designed landscape gives your home’s exterior color, texture, and vibrancy, but it can also help to make the interior more comfortable. When strategically planted, trees and shrubs can provide much-needed shade, which helps reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Replacement Windows

In Florida’s hot climate, it is important to have energy-efficient windows that keep cool air in and the oppressive heat out. For maximum efficiency, consider upgrading to low-emissivity or low-E glass windows. These feature a thin, transparent coating on the glass that reflects heat. New windows will also help keep the heat you want inside the home on those chilly winter nights.

HVAC System Upgrade

If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, it’s no longer running efficiently. Modern heating and cooling systems are designed to be more efficient. Even if you’re looking for the most affordable model on the market, you’ll still enjoy greater energy savings. In addition to the HVAC system itself, you should also consider add-on products that can help to improve your indoor air quality. These include whole-home air purifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilators, and UV lamps.

Attic Conversion

An uninsulated attic can be a major source of energy loss in your home. If you plan to remodel your home in order to boost its value, consider converting the attic into an insulated guest bedroom, den, or office. You can even heat and cool the space with a ductless system.

Do you have additional questions or are you looking to upgrade your system? Call Preferred Air Conditioning at (772) 905-3358 to discuss our HVAC options today.

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