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Though summer weather is still gracing us with its presence, it won’t be long until the wintry tundra hits, and home and business owners have to prioritize energy efficiency and warmth. That being said, there are a number of investments residential and commercial property owners can make prior to the start of winter that can make a major difference in energy efficiency and savings throughout the entire season. With that in mind, here are just a few sustainable investments that are perfect for the pre-winter weather.


Programmable Thermostat


You’ve probably heard about programmable thermostats in the past, and they’re continuing to grow in popularity as a heating and cooling solution that saves property owners money. It allows them to customize the temperature of their home or property based on the time. If you’re interested, contact your local HVAC company.


New Windows


It should come as no surprise that a decent amount of your residential or commercial property’s hot air leaks and gets lost through windows. If your windows are particularly old or outdated, investing in new windows will definitely help to insulate the building. But if you have the budget, there’s a larger scale insulation project that comes with even bigger benefits. Keep reading!


Nexcem Insulated Concrete Forms


Finally, Nexcem insulated concrete forms (ICFs) offer both structural and sustainable benefits in terms of building insulation. Not only are buildings constructed with ICFs six to nine times stronger than traditional buildings, but Nexcem ICF construction is capable of protecting protects properties from natural disasters because they’re capable of withstanding can withstand 402 kph winds. Furthermore, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ICF walls can save homeowners 20% to 25% on annual heating and cooling costs. You can choose to get the entire building insulated, or just certain parts. But keep in mind that Nexcem insulated concrete forms are a one-time investment that can significantly protect your building and increase its value in terms of structure and sustainability.


Ultimately, understanding these sustainable home upgrades can help you make the right investment in your residential or commercial property before the start of winter. For more information about Nexcem insulated concrete forms, contact us today.

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