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Home Improvement Budgets
Source: MARKET WIRE
Publication date: April 30, 2009
During a tough economy, experts say consumers on tight budgets are wise to focus their home renovation efforts on affordable projects that make lasting economic impacts. For example, here are two money-saving ideas that are easy to undertake and won't break the bank, courtesy of JELD-WEN Windows and Doors and Danny Lipford, host of the nationally syndicated television show "Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford":
1. Go low-flow
Inexpensive and a simple do-it-yourself project, installing low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators can reduce consumption by 50 percent and save on water heating costs as well.
Price range: $12 - $200 per unit
2. Shut out the cold
Upgrading old and drafty windows can be a big money saver -- an average savings of up to $450 per year on energy costs according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It can also help come tax time. Homeowners can receive federal tax credits of up to $1,500 for installing qualified energy efficient windows by the end of 2010.
Price range: Starting around $165 per unit for vinyl windows with insulated Low-E glass
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