Modern-day homes are more energy-efficient than ever before—with innovative products and state-of-the-art designs guaranteed to lower energy loss, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and limit our dependence on non-renewable resources

For those of us with older, less energy-efficient homes, conserving energy takes more effort. If your home’s carbon footprint is mammoth-sized, Bordner has the solution for you. Not only do we carry an impressive selection of Colorado Springs replacement windows that can dramatically upgrade efficiency in the home, but we’ve put together a list of the top four tips for lowering your energy costs and helping you to do your part for Mother Earth. 

#1: Replace Your Windows

Today’s window products are designed with state-of-the-art features and top-quality materials that older windows just don’t have. In fact, most homeowners with older window styles don’t realize that they’re losing up to 30% of their home’s cooling and heating energy through leaks in their windows. 

Replacing faulty windows with high-performance Colorado Springs energy-efficient windows is one of the best home improvement investments you can make for your home. New windows can save you hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs, while making your home more attractive, comfortable, and modern.

#2: Change Your Light Bulbs

Electricity is an essential in any modern home, which means that you are probably turning your home lights on and off countless times every day. While it may seem like a small thing, having efficient lightbulbs can dramatically save you money in the long run, and you can conserve energy and reduce your electrical bill by replacing your light bulbs with energy-efficient options that have ENERGY STAR ratings.

When buying efficient light bulbs for the home, look for the following products:

  • Halogen Incandescent Bulbs
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Light-Emitting Diodes (LED)

#3: Install Solar Panels

Solar panels are normally installed on the rooftops of homes and businesses, creating an on-site power plant to convert energy from the sun into free power for your property. How many solar panels you need will depend on the size of your home and the amount of energy you’d like to replace, and the amount you’ll save will depend on your home’s typical energy usage.

Solar energy is a renewable energy source and taking advantage of this natural resource can have enormous benefits for the environment and your wallet. In fact, homeowners can expect solar panels to pay for themselves in anywhere between 8 to 10 years after installation—or much sooner if your energy bills are higher than the average home.

#4: Use the Oven Sparingly 

While we’re not suggesting you retire from baking forever, try to use your oven as little as possible. Ovens are known as energy-guzzlers when it comes to home appliances, whether you have a gas model or an electric one. Instead, use your microwave or a toaster oven, which can use up to 80% less energy than the oven.

Want to Learn More About Energy-Efficient Options that Can Save You Money?

If you’re serious about wanting to conserve energy in your home, taking the steps to create a more efficient living environment can have amazing benefits. For more tips on how to conserve energy in your home, give Bordner’s professional team of window installers a call. Our Colorado Springs window company has been transforming homes with high-quality, affordable windows since 1987, and we’re dedicated to creating a more environmentally conscious community with cutting-edge products and services. 

For more information about our Colorado window company, give us a call now. You can also request a free, in-home quote by filling out our online form, and one of our representatives will meet with you to discuss options for making your home more efficient.