Fall Weatherization Tips
When the temperatures start dropping, everyone starts turning on their heating system and doing whatever they can to stay warm, sometimes wasting a lot of energy in the process! Here are some fall weatherization tips to help keep the cold outside where it belongs:
Seal and insulate the exterior of your home. ENERGY STAR® estimates that you can save up to 10% on your energy bill, just by resealing and insulating your home using caulk or weather stripping.
Sealing up your air ducts can dramatically improve the efficiency of your heating system. Unsealed ducts typically leak about 10 to 15% of the air flowing through them, while pulling unwanted air into your home.
Prevent chimney drafts by keeping it closed off when not in use.
Switch to a programmable thermostat, and don’t forget to adjust it while you’re away. These devices can also help you save up to 5% on your energy costs.
Clean the air filters. Dirty filters force your heating system to work harder, which wastes electricity and fuel, and causes it to take longer to reach a comfortable temperature.
If you’d like more advice on how to properly weatherize your home for the cold weather, call your local HEAT USA dealer today! If you’ve yet to become a member of HEAT USA sign up now to enjoy the many benefits of a membership.