Saco, ME (PRWEB) January 03, 2013
As the winter months drag on, many Maine residents have already faced the sticker shock included in their monthly heating bills. The question as to what can be done is sometimes almost as frightening as the problem. Creative Concept Builders in Saco, ME works with homeowners year round handling various remodeling, new construction, and home repairs. Home energy efficiency has become a hot topic, not only as a way to lower bills, but also to improve the environment by lessening a carbon footprint. Making your home more energy efficient does not have to cost an arm and a leg.
One of the first things that homeowners can look at to improve the energy efficiency of their home is to install new windows. Newer windows are made with better materials and overall better engineering. They last longer and do better and reducing heat transfer between the inside and outside.
Ceiling fans are another helpful addition to a home, even during the winter. Ceiling fans can help to press the warm air down from the ceiling and circulate it through the room. This also helps by reducing the amount of work necessary by a home’s heating system.
Building contractors in Saco, Maine also recommend checking the home for drafts. If one can feel the draft, there is definitely an issue. Some almost imperceptible drafts exist, and these can typically be found by holding up a candle near openings such as doors, windows, the attic, and basement. If the candle flickers or goes out, it would be indicative of a draft. This may mean the need for new insulation or seals to be installed.
Two other important additions to a home to increase energy efficiency during the winter and throughout the year include a water-saving showerhead and water-efficient faucet. These can greatly reduce the amount of water being wasted while still serving its purpose.
Working with a Maine building contractor, homeowners may be able to work with government offices toward reimbursement for expenses incurred to make a home more energy efficient.
About Creative Concept Builders: A premier building contractor in Saco, ME, Creative Concept Builders provides remodeling, new construction, home improvement, and home repairs in Westboro, Scarborough, Wells, Portland, ME and surrounding areas.