When it comes to home improvement, you shouldn’t wait around before making decisions. Still, setting goals for the new year is a popular tradition for a reason, and if you’re looking for something to put on your to-do list, there’s no shortage of projects around the house.  Let’s check out 5 ideas for New Year’s resolutions for your home in the coming year.

1. Go Green

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Get energy efficient with your next upgrade or remodel! Getting solar, for instance, can save you money via a tax credit, as well as by lowering your electricity bills. Then, you’ll be able to direct more of your budget to even more home improvement projects, making those panels the gift that keeps on giving!

2. Ask For Indoor Air Quality (First)

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Getting a new HVAC system should be high on your list. It’s not just a matter of heating and cooling. Did you know that a good system can improve indoor air quality? If you’re asthmatic or otherwise sensitive to dust or pet dander, or if you’re concerned about your family’s health, ask about the variety of products we offer and what they can do for you. Breathing clean air is your right.

Plus, if you get rid of your old heating and cooling system and upgrade to a more efficient one, it’ll also reduce what you spend on your home’s heating and air bills.

3. Smart Devices Are A Brilliant Idea

Getting a small smart thermostat for your living room, for instance, will allow you to concentrate on your daily tasks without having to spend every day wondering if you should adjust the temperature by a single degree.

And if you’re talking about the Christmas season, a light timer can make a huge difference in that lighting bill too! (If you’re curious about how much of a difference it can make, please feel free to refer to some of the statistics we covered on the blog earlier this month.)

New year’s resolutions for your home should absolutely include one of these small devices. Many of them come with apps or services that will allow you to regularly audit your energy usage, which can really help, too!

4. Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Into New Year Routines

Creating a timetable for routine maintenance will prevent you from having problems in the future. If you knew you could prevent major repairs and instead spend your money on desired renovations, wouldn’t you try?

For example, you might stay organized by setting a reminder to change your furnace filters at certain intervals, or choose to focus your maintenance efforts on your bathroom every Thursday. Space it out, it’s okay.

We can also do inspections prior to overhauling your windows, your front or back door, or even the roof of your house.

5. Your Home’s Your Castle – Treat It As Such

Whether you want to invest in some different furniture for the family room or you want to switch up your kitchen appliances, all of your projects will build equity in your home — even something as simple as a fresh coat of paint will make your house more valuable.

Renovation doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to work for you!

Bonus Tip: Remember, Life Happens

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Don’t get discouraged if you don’t meet your goals! Don’t even sweat it a little bit. If, over the course of the year, you find yourself slipping, just adjust your goal posts. Instead of worrying about your outdoor curb appeal and your interior remodeling, turn your attention to just the exterior or just one or two rooms.

Winter is the perfect season to make sweeping, dramatic statements about how you plan to improve your house – but you can set related goals all year round.

Need More Resolutions For Your Home?

Quality First specializes in roofing, windows, HVAC, solar, and more. All of our products focus on energy efficiency, so you can be sure any project with us is a good investment.

Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free estimate, or follow and like us on social media to keep up-to-date on new services and offers.

Quality First is local to Sacramento, Concord, and San Jose in California, as well as Reno, Nevada.