Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Exterior of an energy efficient homeWays to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

With colder seasons on the way, many homeowners will look to ways to increase their home’s energy efficiency. Aging homes and outdated building materials don’t operate at peak efficiency levels, and air leakage is much more likely to occur. But thanks to advancements in building design, there are a number of ways to upgrade your home to increase its energy efficiency, allowing you to stay more comfortable in any season, without straining your HVAC system.

Windows and Doors

The first things to look at when evaluating energy efficiency are your windows and doors. Your home’s windows and doors could be a major source of heat transfer. By upgrading these fixtures, not only can you improve your home’s beauty, but you can also drastically reduce its energy needs. When looking for energy efficient windows and doors, keep an eye out for those that utilize double- or triple- pane glass. The more panes of glass, the more layers of insulation a window will provide. Also look for glass with low-E coatings, gas fills between each pane such as Argon, and frames constructed from insulated components. For doors, make sure they are constructed from energy-efficient materials and offer adequate weather stripping around the edges to prevent drafts.


When evaluating home efficiency, your house’s siding may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But consider this: your home’s siding is its first line of defense against the elements. It is the shield that wraps around your home and separates you from the outdoors. With that in mind, you don’t want this shield to be made of inferior materials that falter over time. Traditional materials like wood and vinyl are not ideal for insulation, especially because they have many overlapping seams that leak air. Additionally, they are susceptible to thermal expansion as temperatures change, causing the material to become brittle and crack. Upgrading your home with seamless steel siding will eliminate these weaknesses and offer better protection against the harsh Nebraska winters.

Installation Counts!

If you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, you also need to look beyond the materials themselves. After all, even the most energy efficient products available won’t perform their best if they are not properly installed. By choosing ABC Seamless of Nebraska as your home improvement company, you’ll be rewarded with top-notch service and trustworthy experts that get the job right the first time. All our installers are trained by a certified production manager to ensure you’re left with a dependable, long-lasting installation. We’ve been serving the area since 1972 and our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau stands as testament to our commitment to our customers. If you’re ready to improve your home’s efficiency and save money on your monthly energy bill, call us today!