Home improvement presents prime opportunity for green, energy-efficient renovations.
By Joseph Di Maio
Now that summer is finally here, you may be relegating all thoughts of winter heating bills to the back of your mind. However, before you bury notions of energy-saving strategies alongside winter coats, sweaters and portable heaters, consider the fact that fair-weather repairs just might serve you better than you can imagine – not just during the winter but throughout the entire year.
In a special CNBC report dedicated to reducing home energy consumption and costs, Energy Star brand manager Maria Vargas points out a little-known fact: in-home energy use causes twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car, nationwide. Considered alongside the nearly $18 billion saved by Americans using energy-saving devices in 2010 alone, this constitutes a wake-up call for homeowners here in San Diego to turn that little kitchen re-vamp or guest room remodel into a golden opportunity – not just to save money, but to reduce one’s carbon footprint in the process.
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Energy-efficient appliances are a great way to cut costs and consumption throughout your home – but they aren’t your only option when it comes to going green. Everything from basic repairs to programmable thermostats to light bulbs make a difference when it comes to saving energy; and when you source local products and contractors, you help minimize emissions as well as billing hassles, complex planning and potential errors.
At San Diego’s Ace Home Improvement and Design Center, we offer both unparalleled service and stock in-house to maximize customer convenience. Because we source our own contractors instead of sub-contracting out individual jobs, consumers need only contact and communicate with one company – ours. Far from limiting service and remodeling options, this system instead allows homeowners to take advantage of our diverse product and material selection, complimentary services, design consultations and green home improvement planning. Whether you’re replacing the bathroom sink or re-working your entire kitchen, our expert designers and contractors can help you maximize efficiency and savings while achieving your unique aesthetic vision – all under one roof, with one phone number, right here in San Diego.
When it comes to improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your home, small steps can add up to major savings. As you brainstorm your renovation projects, here are a few simple tips to get you started:
- Replace conventional light bulbs with energy-saving models
- Unplug appliances from wall sockets once they are charged
- Turn off lights and temperature-control units when not in use.
These simple changes can set you on the road to greener living and greater savings; and when you’re ready to take the next step, contact our team at Ace Home Improvement and Design Center. To learn more, visit us online: acehidc.com
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