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There is a chill in the air and believe it or not, winter is just around the corner! Is your home ready for temperatures to drop? If the answer is no, don’t stress. We have you covered. Here are five easy ways to winterize your home.
Make sure your windows are winter-ready. Check the weather-stripping and replace it if necessary. If your windows are old or damaged, they may be letting a significant amount of cold air in, which can spike your energy bill. Find a pro that can help you determine if it’s time to replace your windows.
Time to change up your ceiling fans. By turning your fans clockwise, your fans will push heat from the ceiling toward the floor, keeping your home warmer.
Business Insider recommends installing a programmable thermostat that you can set to automatically lower the heat during the daytime when you are out of the house to save money on heating costs.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, sealing drafts will save you up to 30% of your annual energy use. Here are a few steps you can take to seal up your home and eliminate drafts:
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can turn down your water heater to 120 degrees without suffering from any negative side effects. In addition to lowering your water heater temperature, check to be sure your pipes are well insulated to avoid frozen or burst pipes.