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Are you looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient? Oaks Construction has compiled a list of seven great ways to save energy – and save money! Contact us today for more information.

Install Solar Panels

When it’s time to replace your roof, consider adding solar panels. Solar energy is environmentally friendly, reliable, and energy efficient.

At Oaks Construction, we use GAF DecoTech panels. They are low-profile, aesthetically pleasing, and will significantly lower your electrical energy costs.

Add Insulation to Your Attic

Over time, insulation settles and no longer does its job. Having new insulation blown into your attic will seal off areas that allow cold air to sneak in during the winter or hot air in the summer. You’ll be surprised at the difference new insulation makes!

HVAC Maintenance

Call your HVAC company to have routine maintenance for your system. Please don’t assume that because your system is heating and cooling, it is running efficiently. A neglected HVAC system slowly becomes less efficient — resulting in higher energy bills.

Your HVAC company will ensure that your equipment is running safely and efficiently. They will check your thermostat, lubricate moving parts, tighten electrical connections, clean the blower, check the coils, check the fuel line, and more.

Regular maintenance will make your HVAC system run more efficiently and keep you from having to buy a new furnace or air conditioning unit sooner than you’d planned.

Install a Storm Door

Your exterior doors offer protection from the elements. Have you considered adding storm doors to the exterior doors of your home? Paired with an energy-efficient door, the extra layer of protection can reduce energy loss by up to 50%.

Replace Your Appliances

When it’s time to replace your old refrigerator, choose an Energy Star fridge. Energy Star products, such as televisions, washers, dryers, dishwashers, ovens, and other appliances, use 10-50% less energy than standard appliances.

Oaks Construction offers roofing, windows and doors, siding, and solar panel services throughout the Rochester, NY, area. We’re dedicated to making your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Call 585-247-OAKS to find out what we can do for you!

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