3 Tips to Reduce Your Heating Costs This Winter Season
Winter is upon us! With temperatures dropping, our heaters start working hard to keep us toasty but that also means that as the heat in your house goes up so does your electric bill.
One of the biggest factors to consider when talking about energy usage is how well insulated your home is. You could crank up your thermostat often and still feel like it's not warm enough or that you quickly lose heat if your home is not insulated and sealed properly. Minimizing drafts can have a huge impact on lowering your energy costs.
Winter may be upon us but it's not too late to invest in a couple of options to bring down the cost of heating. Keep reading below for 3 tips to reduce your heating costs without having to sacrifice your comfort.
1. Check around the outside and inside of windows for any holes, cracks or openings that may need to be filled to prevent leaks. Use acrylic-latex caulk or expanding foam sealant to close any small openings where air may escape. Another cost-effective way to help keep your place warm is by installing window treatments. Blinds or thick curtains can help to keep the heat in.
2. Consider replacing old exterior doors with new energy-efficient fiberglass doors. At Feather River Doors, we pride ourselves in offering many door models that are Energy Star certified in all 50 states. Imagine the savings from a fiberglass door which is up to five times more energy-efficient than a traditional wood door! So, what makes our doors energy efficient?
- Injected Polyurethane Foam Core: Up to 5 times more energy-efficient than wood, is 100% CFC Free (Environmentally Friendly) and has superior density.
- Triple pane insulated decorative glass
- Foam compression weatherstrips to help seal out drafts
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