Cooler weather is creeping into the state, which means it’s time to start getting your home ready for the winter. Winterizing your home can help save you a lot of money. Here are some things to add to your to-do list this fall.
- Hang heavy curtains or shades to help insulate windows and keep heat in.
- Check for air leaks and fix any you find. Energy.gov has some great information on detecting air leaks.
- Have your heating system serviced so you know it’s running as efficiently as possible and is safe.
- Change your furnace filter once a month or as needed.
- If you have a fire place be sure to have it checked. Many house fires are started each year because of improperly working fire places.
- Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning to help prevent heat loss.
- Consider adding more insulation. If you have an old home you home may not have enough and adding more will save you a lot of money.
- Get out the sweaters and blankets. The cheapest way to save money this winter is to use less heat by dressing warmly. Keep nice warm blankets around the home and be sure family members have comfortable warm clothing to wear at home.
Using these tips now will help you save when cold weather returns to the state. Be sure to share your tips in the comments below or on our Facebook page.