Winterizing your home will not only improve comfort, but will also help cut down your heating bill. Now’s the perfect time to make repairs and modifications — before winter weather hits.
Take action today! Here’s how to winterize your home:
1. Caulk window holes and cracks. Throughout the year, the caulking around your windows can wear down. Inspect this area for damage and re-caulk as necessary. This will help prevent warm air from exiting your home.
2. Change your curtains and rugs. Sheer summer drapes need to be switched out for drapes made of heavier materials. Doing so will keep you protected from chilly windows. Putting down rugs will do the same for your floors.
3. Clean your furnace filters. When’s the last time you took a look at your furnace? Don’t forget about this important heating appliance! It’s your job to clean or replace filters as necessary. Otherwise, your furnace will have to work harder to keep your family warm.
Other ways to winterize your home include:
- Replacing weatherstripping around exterior doors
- Closing up your fireplace
- Installing storm windows and doors
- Adding extra insulation
- Buying a water heater blanket
- Getting an energy audit
- Upgrading to a programmable thermostat
- Lowering the temperature setting of your water heater
- Replacing inefficient windows and doors
- Lowering your thermostat
For more advice and assistance on winterizing your home, contact the professionals of Rusk Heating & Cooling. Looking for more tips on heating, cooling and home comfort? Find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!