November is Energy Awareness Month and it’s a good time to assess your home’s energy effectiveness.

This is a great time of year to take an “energy inventory” of your home and in your daily life. Using energy wisely makes sense for the planet and for your monthly budget, especially in a year with skyrocketing fuel costs. What a difference a year makes. Turning out lights when leaving rooms and keeping the thermostat at a comfortably conservative temperature is a good start. Another good idea is replacing traditional light bulbs with LED bulbs. These all good ideas that homeowners can take care of in an afternoon. However, you may want to consider some home upgrades that could payoff big in the long run.

November is Energy Awareness MonthDo you remember how much your electric bill was during the hottest summer months of 2021? How much was your electric, gas and/or oil bill last heating season? The 2021/2022 winter will be more costly. We know this is not good news, but there’s time to make a positive change before the furnace starts kicking on every 15 minutes. You will sleep better, and maybe even a little warmer. There are things that you can do and some things for which you’ll likely need a professional. Here is a great article on the top 10 things to do to save energy around the house.

Obviously a big aspect of saving energy is about keeping the inside air in and the outside air out. Most air leaks happen around windows, exterior doors and through top floor ceilings that aren’t well insulated. Sometimes you can feel or hear the air around the tighter spaces. Sometimes the air quietly leaks out as the electric meter spins wildly.

The energy and home improvement experts at Mt. Tabor Builders can help with these upgrades. Such improvements may save you up to 30 percent on utility bills. Mt. Tabor’s consultant can meet with you and help you start saving energy before the worst winter weather arrives in the Tri-state area. The recent cold snap may signal that the season may be a long and frigid one.


Mountain house in Paw Paw, WV built by Mt. Tabor BuildersWant to Build an Energy Saving Home?

If you want to build an energy-efficient home, the experts at Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc. would like to meet with you and discuss your building project. They have built primary homes and vacation homes throughout West Maryland and West Virginia for decades. Click on this link to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects and here to read the blog post on housing styles.


Craftsman-style home built by Mt. Tabor Builders in Berkeley Springs, WVContact Mt. Tabor to Start Saving Money of Utility Bills

To schedule a meeting to discuss upgrades to save energy or about building an energy-efficient home , contact us here. You can also call Mt. Tabor’s Clear Spring, MD office at 301.766.7161 or email the staff at Mt. Tabor also builds major additions; do complete renovations; and build outdoor living spaces.

Mt. Tabor uses top-quality building materials, including Andersen Windows replacement windows, because they help insulate a home so well AND add a layer of security. Security is also a key feature of the great-looking exterior doors made by Therma-Tru.



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