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Tips To Winterize Your Home

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If there were a few small things that you could do to save money and keep warm all winter, wouldn’t you give them a try? Luckily for you, there are a couple of surefire ways to accomplish this. Winterizing your home is not only smart, but extremely easy!

  1. Fine Tune Windows – If there is too much space between the window and the frame, or if there are any cracks, then your warm air has an escape path to freedom. Add weatherstripping to all windows with extra space and fill any cracks or holes with caulking to seal the warm air in.
  2. Down the Chimney – Lighting a fire in your fireplace is a great way to give your heating system a break while still keeping warm. However, the fireplace should be closed off when it’s not in use. Glass doors are a great way to keep any drafts from coming in or from any heat from rising up, out and away.
  3. Fashion & Warmth – Adding drapes and area rugs to your home has always been done in the name of fashion. Other than looking good, drapes and rugs can add a layer of insulation to your home. Drapes can block drafty windows while rugs can help insulate wooden floors.
  4. Snuggle Up – Your home’s water heater can lose heat quickly if it’s cold out. To keep it from losing heat and wasting money to reheat it, you can buy a water heater blanket to keep it snug and warm.
  5. Bring It Down Low – A lot of hot water heaters are set at temperatures well above the norm. By lowering the temperature to 120° F, your water will heat up almost as quick without wasting as much of your money.

Utilizing these tips can help save you money on your heating bills this winter. To save even more money you can have your HVAC system serviced to repair any malfunctioning parts and to complete routine maintenance. Contact the professionals at Tri-City Heating and Cooling to help you find ways to keep the warm air from escaping your home. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.