The winter months can be brutal, in terms of both the weather and the impact on your wallet… that is if your home isn’t prepared! We want nothing more than for you to be comfortable, cozy and happy, so we’ve prepared some tips for you so that you can be prepared to survive these grueling months!
One of the most important aspects of keeping your home warm and your heating bill low is making sure your home is properly insulated. It may surprise you, but most homes lack adequate insulation! So why not just turn the heat up? Well that can get pretty expensive! Even then, you will still lose a large amount of that heat without the right insulation. Heat rises, just think about a hot air balloon. The same is true with your home, heat rises without enough insulation, will continue to rise and escape through your attic. Insulation is one of the things we can help with, if want to know more click the link right here.
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 storm 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.
As we mentioned earlier, warm air rises! By reversing the setting on your fan instead of blowing cool air down, you can bring it up allowing for the hot air sitting higher up to better circulate through 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.