OCTOBER BLOG 2020
Now Before It Gets Too Cold...Winterize and Weather Proof
Gutters clogged with debris can cause ice damage in the winter! So, make sure to clean them every fall.
Flush Water Heater
It is important to flush the sediment from your water heater before winter comes. Your water heater will run more efficiently if you do this.
Ceiling Fans Clockwise
Simply switching your ceiling fan to run clockwise will help to force the warm air which rises back down into the living quarters of you home requiring less heat.
Replacing old drafty windows may seem like an expense at first but you will reap the benefits of a warmer home because heat loss is10-20% from old windows. Furthermore, you will start to save anywhere from $20-$95 each year on your energy bill.
By adding additional insulation to the below listed spaces you will help to keep the heat in your home as well as cut your energy cost according to the Department of Energy’s webpage on insulation. The 5 recommended places are, attic walls, exterior walls, floors, crawlspaces, and basements. https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/weatherize/insulation/where-insulate-home
Door Replacement Especially Between Garage and Kitchen Doors
Making sure an energy star rated door is located between your garage and you kitchen will further help to keep the heat in your home.
Replacing an old thermostat with a new updated programmable thermostat can save 1% on your energy bill.
For as little as $25-$60 depending on the size you require, you can literally keep your heat from going up like smoke. An inflated chimney ball will help to keep the warm air in and the cold are out!
Radiators need to have the air removed from them before winter, this process is called bleeding the radiator. The trapped air stops warm water from circulating around your radiator which in turn makes the radiator cold at the top, but warm at the bottom. It means your heating system isn't working efficiently and it can take longer to warm up your room.
Caulking and Weather Stripping
Caulking and weather stripping are effective ways to rid your home of costly drafts.
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