It is getting increasingly expensive to heat your home and that cost is nearing all time highs. With Winter around the corner there is no better time to prepare your house for the brutal winter months. So how can you reduce your bill despite the rising costs? Glad you asked! Below are a few tips that can help keep your home warm and cozy.
You may have guessed this one, but it remains one of the most effective and easiest ways to make sure you retain as much of that heat inside as possible. Up to 60% of your home heat loss can be from the attic and walls with poor insulation. Now you may be wondering how to know if you need insulation. Click here to see if any of these pertain to you!
As important as it is to keep warm air in, its equally important to keep cold air out! There’s tons of cracks and openings in homes that allow cold outside air to sneak in. Use calk to fill in any cracks, holes or opening on the exterior of your home.
Being an eyesore isn’t the only downside to keeping your old windows! Sometimes doing your own sealing just doesn’t cut it. Instead, install new insulated double pane replacement windows to improve your homes thermal insulation and help finally get rid of those pesky drafts.
As mentioned previously, a sealed home is a comfortable home! Weather stripping is one of the best ways to keep cold weather and water out of your home.
WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER!
While we have yet to figure out flying cars, technology has still come a tremendous way into making our lives easier and more efficient which holds true for your home as well! Products such as Smart Thermostats, lights, and video doorbells can all improve your home and improve safety! The best part is, you don’t even have to be home to control most of these, all you need is your phone, an app, and an internet connection and you’re in business. Unsure where to start? We’re here to help! Acorn offers free home Energy Audits utilizing industry leading technology such as thermal imaging to help perform an energy audit on your home and take the guess work out of what type of work will benefit your home! Click here to learn more!
Still not sure what you need or which direction to go? Acorn Home Improvements offers FREE energy auditing to assess your home and identify problem areas. Once your home has been evaluated, we can also work with you to solve your problem. Talk about two birds with one stone! Don’t wait to break out the winter jacket indoors or lose sleep over your heating bills, contact Acorn today so you can be warm, comfortable and happy no matter how cold it is outside!