Become Energy Efficient this Winter

It’s that time of year again! As we get into the dead of winter, energy efficiency around your home becomes far more critical. Apex Exteriors has some failsafe tips and tricks to make sure your home is running at its most efficient this winter. To learn more about the products and services that we offer, visit Apex Exteriors at www.ApexExt.com or call 847.961.4601.

#1. Install Low-Flow Shower Heads

This tip is just as applicable in summer as it is in the winter months. While low-flow shower heads used to have a bad reputation, the newest technology keeps your water pressure strong while you use less water over time. Try to find a shower head in the $50 range like this one from High Sierra for the best flow control and long-lasting savings.

Potential Annual cost savings: $250

#2. Plastic Window Wrap

Plastic window wrap is a well-known way to hold heat in in the winter, keep the wind from significantly cooling your home, and hold cool in in the summer. This technique may be less popular based on the look of plastic window covering. For less than $20, try this package from Duck Brand – the shrink wrapping feature allows you to flatten the plastic by using a residential blow dryer, giving the plastic a less obvious look.

Potential Annual Cost Savings: $100/winter

#3. Replace Windows

If your windows are beyond help from plastic window wrap, it may be time to replace your windows. Apex Exteriors has great value windows that will keep your home warm and your energy costs low for years to come. New windows can vary in cost depending on the quality you choose, the current state of your windows, and the number of windows to replace. Call Apex at 847.961.4601 for an estimate on your home project.

Potential Annual Savings: $250

Apex Exteriors Inc. is a top contracting company in the Chicagoland area, with exterior residential and commercial contractors who you can trust. Visit Apex Exteriors online at www.ApexExt.com or call 847.961.4601.
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