Fall Home Improvement Projects

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Fall Home Improvement Projects

Prepare your home for the cooler months ahead. Now that we are in the autumn season, you may be kicking yourself for not finishing up your summer home improvement projects. Don’t worry! Alpine Bank is here to help. Although some home improvement tasks are specific to the summer season, Alpine Bank has put together a list of home improvement projects that are great to get done in the autumn, before the winter season. Consider these projects this fall: Update your thermostat Invest in a programmable thermostat and set a heating schedule for your home. A programmable thermostat allows you to determine when your furnace is on and how hard it is working. This way, you can save energy and money with your home heating habits.   Weather stripping Thirty to 40 percent of your heating costs are lost to air leaks, according to Energy Star. Weather stripping materials start for around $5 in most home improvement stores, making them a cheap way to patch up any areas you’re losing heat from.   Installing low-flow faucets and showerheads Reduce the amount of work your water heater does by limiting how much hot water you use with low-flow faucets and showerheads. Combine these with shorter showers, and you’re looking at a flood of savings.   Adding or replacing insulation This can help reduce your heating costs by as much as 20 percent according to Green Energy Solutions, Inc. It’s another cost effective way to make your home energy efficient, as a roll of insulation starts at $15-20.   Replace your windows with energy-efficient models Energy Star estimates that replacing a single-pane window with an energy-efficient model will save $353 and about 2,700 pounds of CO2 per year (the equivalent of about 137 gallons of gasoline). Now multiply that times the number of windows you replace and you’re looking at quite the savings. All of these home improvements are great for you, your wallet and the environment! Alpine Bank wishes you luck with your home improvements this fall.

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