Tips to Make The Home Improvement Process A Breeze
It can be easy to get excited and dive headfirst into a home improvement project before you have much of a plan or background knowledge. Unfortunately, this typically only results in unfinished projects or costly repairs. Before you take on your next project, read this article to help yourself feel more prepared and make the home improvement process a breeze!
Plan, keep planning, and then plan some more!
Having a clear, thought out plan can make all the difference in your next home renovation project. Many of us find an inspiration photo from Pinterest or elsewhere online and jump into the project before having much of a plan. It’s important to set a budget and sketch out several rough drafts with products of various materials, colors, price ranges, etc. Having these plans are likely to save you from making a design decision too quickly which you’ll regret later on. There are many online programs which can help you in planning out your space and creating a couple options, all in the same format. Be sure to add some cushion onto your budget for each project option, as prices are sure to fluctuate.
Consider your time
If you’ll be doing the improvement project yourself, remember to be realistic with the amount of available time you have. Starting a massive project when you only have a handful of hours each week is bound to cause problems. After all, you don’t want to be living in a construction zone! DIY projects always seem to take much longer than originally planned. Consider the free time you have available, how long the project is likely to take, and if the time and effort is worth the money you’ll save. You can always start with small with beneficial home improvement tasks. You can change your air filters, seal cracks around doors and windows, or add some new decorations to spruce up the place.
What’s your skill level?
Oftentimes, we can get caught up in our plans and overestimate our own ability. While there are many home improvement projects you can DIY, there are some which should be left to the professionals. When it comes to plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, it’s best not to mess with it yourself (even if you’ve watched a video on ‘how to do it’). Most often you’ll be calling the professionals out to repair what you tried to change or fix. Avoid this runaround, and do it right the first time by calling the professionals!
If you’re looking for HVAC work, Bunns & Bennett offers free in-home estimates on new systems, second opinions, and warranties on repairs and replacements to ensure you feel confident in choosing us. We can work on HVAC systems of any make or model, including those we did not install. We pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity, and professional customer service. We’ve been Huntsville’s #1 HVAC contractor since 1983!
Energy saving features
As you begin your home improvements, consider investing in energy efficient upgrades and features. Energy prices are rising, and these features are a real investment in your family’s future. There are many energy efficient options available in a wide range of products. Consider windows with thick insulation and tight sealing, high-efficiency HVAC systems, solar panels, and more. Over time, you’ll notice a huge payback from this initial investment. Owners of the American Standard Variable Speed Platinum 20 Air Conditioner have reported an average savings of 50% per year depending on their old system!
Give us a call
Looking for a few more home improvement tips? We are not home renovation experts but we are happy to help with any questions you have in regards to your home’s HVAC system. Bunn’s & Bennett is the HVAC contractor of choice in Huntsville, AL. Give us a call at (256) 536-0967, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions or make an appointment.
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