There are a lot of things you can do to keep your Utah winter heating costs down and make your home more comfortable. And investing in a nice remodel project could help you add significant value to your home as well. Here are a few investments to make your home more Utah winter ready.
You might be surprised how much heat can leave through a closed window. Upgrading your windows and doors can do a lot to tighten up your home and save you money. And it's easy to do it with style. If you're in the Salt Lake area, walk through a few Daybreak homes to see the kind of green construction Utah builders are working on. There are some beautiful energy efficient window options. New windows can often pay for themselves in the first year after you install them.
A roof not only keeps the weather out, it keeps your warmth in. If you haven't had your roof serviced in a while, get it checked out before it starts to snow. If you're in an older home it may be time for a new roof. Utah roofing specialists are using metal roofs that give your home a classy look with low maintenance. You can get them in a variety of colors and styles.
The benefit of a beautiful fireplace isn't just to heat your home; it can be a warm centerpiece for your living room or family room. And the workmanship in the kind of fireplace Utah craftsmen can build just might take your breath away. A custom mantel lets you create just the look you want for your home. If the idea of burning wood sounds dirty and unpleasant, consider a clean gas fireplace. You can get the same ambiance and warmth without the smell or need to keep a stockpile of wood.
Even if your home is comfortable, you still have to leave it sometimes. Heated walkways or driveways will make sure you won't have to trudge through snow and ice, at least at your own house. No more shoveling or salt. You just activate the heat when you need to clear that path.
Whether or not you hope to sell your home in the near future, these improvements will have you comfortable this winter and save you money in the long run.