Its cold in winter and it keeps getting hotter in the summer, and this leads to high home heating and cooling costs. There are things you can do to save both money and energy.
- Generate your own energy using solar panels, windmills or other devices.
- Improve the efficiency of the devices consuming energy by upgrading to high efficiency furnaces, water heaters, light bulbs and other appliances.
- Reducing energy losses from your home due to leaky, inefficient windows and doors, inadequate insulation, not enough ventilation in your attic, or roofing and siding materials that absorb too much heat.
These changes cannot only save you on energy costs but can also make your home more comfortable, more attractive, and improve its value when it comes time to sell.
CD Kaller can help you in a number of these areas.
Energy Star® is a term you'll see throughout this article, so what does it mean?
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change.
Your home's windows and doors can account for 30% or more according to the US Department of Energy of your heating bill by letting heat out or cold air in, and cost you more in the summer by letting in too much of the sun's heat. The DOE recommends installing ENERGY STAR®-qualified windows.
ENERGY STAR®-qualified windows and doors include:
- Dual or triple glaze glass
- Low-Emissivity (Low E) glazing to lower the heat gain from sunlight
- Inert gases such as Argon or Krypton between the panes to increase the insulating value
CD Kaller offers a wide selection of doors and windows from industry leaders Marvin and Pella incuding Energy Star® rated windows to help you save energy and lower your heating and cooling costs. New Windows and Doors are a great way to enhance the beauty, comfort and security of your home while also helping to reduce energy costs. New windows and doors can also increase your home's value!
The roof on your home, the insulation in your attic, and how your attic space is ventilated can all have a big impact on how much it costs to heat or cool your home. CD Kaller Inc can help you here with some different options:
Energy Star® rated Asphalt Shingles include highly reflective granules that instead of absorbing heat from the sun reflect it back into the atmosphere. Lighter color shingles also reduce heat gain through the roof into your home. When installed correctly this type of roofing helps cut the cost to cool your home in the summer. (see cool Roofs) Energy Star® rated shingles are available from CertainTeed, Owens Corning, and GAF and CD Kaller has the top certifications from each of these suppliers.
Cedar Shake Roofing not only look great and can last a long time, but can also offer up to 2 times the insulating value of asphalt shingles.
Metal Roofing - is environmentally beneficial, being composed of between 60 to 65% recyclable material, and is very energy efficient. The manufacturer of the metal we use has determined that it meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Installation and Ventilation - for best long term results your roof must be installed correctly and properly ventilated.
CD Kaller can offer a wide range of products from insulation to Energy® rated windows, doors and roofing materials to help you save energy, protect your home and keep it looking great!