Minnesotans were lucky with this year’s fall weather. Sunshine, warm weather, and the occasional rain shower. December is only one week away and there is still no snow in the Twin Cities! Temperatures are going to continue to drop. How prepared are you to keep your home’s heating costs in check this winter? Ready for energy saving?!
Bloomington roofing contractor Snap Construction can perform a complete home energy audit. A home energy audit can be a great tool in making your home more energy efficient. An audit can help you evaluate what measures you can take to improve energy efficiency. The audit itself won’t save you money on your bill, but can help increase the comfort of your home and reduce energy bills.
Upgrading your insulation can make an incredible difference not only in the winter but also summer. Insulation helps keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The energy audit will determine if you need more insulation. If you do, it will make your home that much more energy efficient.
According to Energy Star, a well-sealed and insulated house can make a real difference on your cooling and heating bills. Having the correct R-Value for your home can be determined by your local insulation contractor like Snap Construction. The higher the R-Value, the more insulating power you have.
Installing energy efficient windows can increase insulation in your home. If you notice a significant amount of cold air when you are by a window, call your local window contractor and have them take a look. If the windows are old or not energy efficient, replacing them helps make the inside temperature more consistent.
Turning back your thermostat while you are away at work or sleeping can save you a small percentage on your yearly heating bill. Depending on how many degrees you turn it back, you could save up to 15% a year! Some thermostats have settings for day, evening, and nighttime temperatures. Then it is only a quick “click” away from savings!
Since you are using your heat, walk around your house and see if any vents are blocked. Blocked vents means that the warm air isn’t circulating like it should. This means that your home is not acting as energy efficient as it could.
These are a few tips to get you started for the Minnesota winter ahead! Contact Bloomington roofing contractor Snap Construction to have a free attic inspection and see if your home is prepared for the cold.