Fall is finally here, and winter (& possibly tons of snow) is right around the corner. This past week on our Facebook page, we’ve posted a new tip everyday to help you prepare your home for the winter weather. To make them easier to follow, I have posted this blog article so they will be in one, convenient spot for you.
Tip #1 – Have a programmable thermostat installed! It automatically controls the heat when you are away or at home, so you can cut down your energy use when you don’t need the heat.
Tip #2 – Is your house drafty? If so, you may need to seal air leaks and install additional insulation. Lucky for you, Glenmont has an energy auditor who can assess your house, and suggest improvements.
Tip #3 – Repair cracks in windows, caulk and weather strip leaky frames. Installing weather stripping helps keep cold air out of your home. If your window frames have gaps, cold air is leaking into your house. An energy audit can find these problems for you.
Tip #4 – Use drapes where your windows face the sun. Keeping them open during the day will allow the sun to naturally heat your home, and closing them in the evening will reduce the cold drafts at night. This will also keep your heating system from constantly working!
And your last tip – Tip #5 – Have a professional check your heating system! A simple maintenance to make sure everything is clean and working properly can save you up to 10% on your heating costs.
Hopefully, these tips will help you save money on your energy bills.
Don’t forget to call Cottam Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your heating maintenance! (800) 734-8367