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Why reinvest your tax refund in your home

Washington Energy | 04/14/2016 | Posted in Air conditioning, Windows

Aren’t tax refunds beautiful? Sure, it’s not technically free money, but it feels that way. Find ways to make your tax savings work for you by saving energy.

Utilize your tax refund to invest in the comfort of your home—where life happens.

We’re in for a hot summer.

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you know that our summers have grown increasingly toasty over the past few years. According to the Farmer’s Almanac and the Washington State Climatologist, we’re in for another hot summer—perhaps even warmer than years past.

It might be time to finally invest in an air conditioner or heat pump that will allow you to have a cool, comfortable summer. No more heading out on errands just to feel the cool blast of a store’s A/C. No more sticking your head in the freezer. With air conditioning, summer becomes a time to simply pour a cold drink, grab a good book, and enjoy your cool home.

Increase the value of your home.

Whether or not you’re thinking about selling your home, a solid tax refund can help you greatly increase the value of your home. Here are a few ideas:

Vinyl windows: According to Realtor.com, switching to vinyl windows has an estimated return on investment (ROI) of 78.7%. That’s in addition to the substantial energy savings that vinyl windows provide!

Entry door: A sleek new door doesn’t just enhance your home’s curb appeal. It can improve your insulation to drive down energy costs. Bonus points if you add a beautiful coat of paint in a classic or bright hue.

Energy efficient heating/cooling system: Replacing your old furnace with a newer energy efficient model will save on energy costs now and provide greater equity into the future. Consider upgrading to a heat pump, which can provide both heating and cooling for optimum comfort, ease, and ROI.

Water heater: Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you want cold showers. If your water heater just isn’t operating like it used to, or is over ten years old, consider replacing it. New tank water heaters and tankless water heaters are incredibly energy efficient and made to last.

If that tax refund is burning a hole in your pocket, give us a call or fill out a free estimate form. Using those extra funds on your house this spring can make it feel more like home.

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