Winter Warm Ups – MCAP
Along with pulling out the cold-weather woolies, this is the time of year you want to make sure your home will be warm and cozy for the winter.
One of the best ways you can do this is by improving your home’s energy-efficiency. Luckily, a line of credit can help make your major winter projects happen before the snow falls.
Regardless of what improvements you need to make, using the equity you have invested in your home will not only add value and comfort to your living space, but will also save money over time with reduced energy bills.
Before you start, explore government rebate and incentive programs that may be available for renovations and upgrades that will reduce your home’s energy consumption.
When shopping for materials, look for the Energy Star® symbol which identifies that a product meets or exceeds high efficiency standards.
Here are a few of the top improvements for home winterization:
Old homes especially have poor insulation. Start with the attic since over 30% of your home’s heat escapes through the roof.
Look for double or triple-paned windows with vinyl frames — excellent for keeping the heat in and the cold out.
Install a new furnace
If your furnace pre-dates 1992, it is likely wasting over 35% of your home’s energy. Today’s high-efficiency models can save money on heating bills while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Weatherproof the exterior
If your roof is in need of repair, consider replacing it with energy-efficient roofing materials with a quality insulation layer.
Visit www.mcap.com to learn about the benefits of MCAP’s Home Account® and Home Account® Plus line of credit options and how they can help you winterize your home.