This is the time of year that many homeowners think of projects for their home. Some of the projects will enhance the appearance of their home and some will do much more about saving on your energy bills. In today's economy reducing your energy bills should be high on your list of "to do's".
Here's some ideas to achieve lowering your monthly bills:
--spray cellulose to insulate the walls
--recycled paper countertops
--bamboo cabinets in the kitchen and baths
--solar tubes in the kitchen that reflects light from the sun and moon
--rain barrels to collect rain runoff
--compact fluorescent light bulbs
--tankless water heater (eliminates constantly heating water)
--energy efficient windows & appliances
The Federal Government is offering tax credits for buying energy-efficient products of renewable energy systems for your home. These tax credits are available until December 31, 2016 and apply to new and existing homes. The tax credits give you 30% of the cost up to $1,500 and includes some of the following: biomass stoves, heating, ventilating,air conditioning, insulation, roofs (metal and asphalt), water (heaters (non solar), windows, and doors. Go to www.evergystar.gov for more information.