Energy Saving Tips: Be Prepared for Winter
- Make sure your house is properly sealed. Proper insulation, caulking, weather-stripping and other products can greatly reduce heat loss in your home. If you’re in need of insulation, blown-in or spray foam insulation can be a cost effective solution to keep you warm. And to keep Jack Frost at bay, check windows and outlets for drafts to make sure everything is properly sealed and insulated.
- Do you have old windows? It may be time to upgrade. Look for windows with a low U-factor for better insulation. You’ll also want to know how much air leaks and how much solar heat the windows transmit.
- Is your furnace over 20 years old? It may make sense to replace it. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has a handy guide to help you find the right furnace for your needs.