The spotlight on energy-efficient homes is brighter than ever. Beyond its positive impact on the environment, embracing energy efficiency is not just a wise choice but a transformative step towards a more sustainable and comfortable living experience. Explore our top three reasons to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
1. Reduced Energy Costs
Investing in energy efficiency can lead to significant savings. On average, energy-efficient homes use 20 to 30% less energy than comparable homes without energy-efficient ratings. Imagine the long-term financial benefits of a house designed or upgraded with efficiency in mind, providing a welcome relief to your monthly energy bills.
Homeowners can receive a total savings of up to $5,000 for qualifying ENERGY STAR® replacement windows and doors through the Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative. The result? Reduced heating and cooling costs year-round, leaving more money in your pocket.
Gentek’s commitment to energy efficiency extends to its premium windows, such as the Regency 400, Regency, and 80 Series. These windows can be personalized with a range of ENERGY STAR-qualified glass packages, ensuring your home meets the program’s stringent criteria. Consult a qualified contractor to determine the best-suited glass package for your home and climate conditions.
2. Increased Home Value
Boosting your home’s energy efficiency through upgrades like insulated vinyl siding is an investment that pays off. Studies reveal that energy-efficient homes sell for 2.7% more than comparable unrated homes and tend to sell faster. Prospective buyers recognize the long-term cost savings associated with energy efficiency, which can make these homes more appealing in the real estate market.
3. Improved Health & Indoor Air Quality
Energy-efficient windows and doors prioritize airtight seals to help minimize water and air leaks. A tighter seal reduces energy consumption and enhances indoor air quality by limiting the circulation of dust, mould spores, and other allergens. With fewer respiratory irritants, occupants of energy-efficient homes may experience improved health and well-being.