Three things You Must Take Care of Before Winter
With winter officially slamming the mountains of Colorado, you can trust that it won’t be long before everyone along the eastern slope and the front range will feel the chill. Before Mother Nature turns on her freezer and piles on the snow, here are three things that you need to do to winterize your home. These tips will help keep your house warm and will save you money this winter.
Service your Furnace
The last thing you need is for your furnace to stop working on the coldest night of the year. Before the temps really dip, schedule a routine maintenance check on your heating system. Make sure that you remember to change out your furnace filter on a regular basis. A clean air filter helps the warm air flow through the home more efficiently.
Seal and Drafts
Drafty doors and windows are when of the most significant money sucks throughout the winter. Take the time to caulk and seal any drafts around your window sills and add new weather stripping around your doors to help prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from getting into your home. By taking the time to seal your windows and doors, you’ll save hundreds on your heating bill this winter.
Set Your Thermostat & Reverse Your Fans
These simple steps can help save you quite a bit on your heating bill. If you don’t mind coming home to a cold house, turn your heater on or off when you’re not home. When no one is home, your home is cozy all by itself. If you don’t like walking into a cold house after a day at the office, try investing in a programmable or smart thermostat. This will give you better control of your heat and your budget. Another great idea is to run your ceiling fans in reverse. Warm air from your furnace naturally rises, running your fans in a clockwise motion will help push the air down and heat your home better.
Stay warm and save money this winter with these home winterizing tips. If you’d like more information about home efficiency or projects, stop by the showroom at Coutura.