As a homeowner or renter, it is important to find ways to save energy during the fall and winter months. Read this blog to learn about a few energy saving tips that you can do for your home to ensure maximum savings through the winter.
Snap Construction can perform an energy audit and assessment to determine what steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient. Small steps can help you save, and bigger investments will result in more long-term energy savings. Doesn’t that sound great?!
Taking advantage of the sun in cooler months can do wonders for your home’s heat. Allow sun to shine into your house during the day and close your curtains at night to help block out some of the cold.
Ever feel a draft from a window? Buy some heavy duty clear plastic to cover the inside of your window frames during the fall and winter. Make sure it seals tightly. This will ensure that no drafts can go through.
Your thermostat settings make a big impact on your home’s energy. Set it as low as is comfortable for you and your family when you are home and awake. Setting it back a few degrees at night can save money on your bills. If you are not sure how to set your thermostat for optimum energy savings, contact your local energy service company and they would be glad to assist.
Your local insulation contractor like Snap Construction can help find and seal air leaks in your home. This will also help lower your energy bills during the cooler months.
Maintaining your heating system is an additional factor that can lower your energy bills this winter. Not sure if it is running efficiently? Schedule a service for your heating system. Be sure to replace your furnace filter regularly.
Reducing loss from your fireplace goes a long way. Keep the damper closed unless a fire is burning. Leaving it open allows warm air to escape through the chimney. If you do not use the fireplace, plug and seal the chimney flue.
These are a few ways to start saving on your home’s energy this winter. There are additional ways to save like lowering your water heater, purchasing energy efficient holiday lights. What ways do you plan on saving?
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