Now that September is here in Minnesota, cold weather will be here before you know it. Take a few steps now to save money on heating your home this winter.
Having a properly insulated Minnesota home is incredibly important in the Midwest. Along with insulation, there are thermal barriers that can be created in your home to prevent heat from moving from one place to another. These thermal barriers can save you a good amount of money that would be spent on heating and cooling costs. Put these dollars saved toward another home project like Bloomington roofing, siding, a new deck, or many other options!
This is known to many homeowners, but sometimes is a good reminder: think about rooms you can “seal” from the rest of the house. For example, if there is a spare bedroom that is rarely used, close the vents so that your HVAC system can just heat or cool the areas of the home that you need it to. Be sure to keep the doors and windows shut in these rooms. Some homeowners even roll up a towel and place it at the foot of the door to prevent conditioned or heated air from flowing into an unused room.
Other rooms like an office, pantry closet, or spare bath, are examples to consider when looking to create thermal barriers.
Do you have drafty windows during the colder months? Cover those drafty windows with a heavy-duty clear plastic sheet. Make sure the sheet is taut to reduce infiltration.
Continue reading our blog for home energy tips to prepare your Bloomington roofing and home for the winter seasons.