Winterize Your Home

Make your home warmer this winter without turning up the heat!  These tips will help save energy and keep you warm without spending any additional money.

  • Reverse Your Ceiling Fans:  warm air at the ceiling circulates back into living space making your rooms warmer.
  • Clean / Change Furnace Filters:  it’s easy to forget, but dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand so check them monthly throughout the winter.  
  • Use a Programmable Thermostat:  Never leave home forgetting to turn down the heat again.  Keep the house cooler when you’re away so you aren’t paying for heat that no one is using.
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  • Don’t Forget to Winterize Air Conditioning Units:  while they get the winter off, AC units can cost you money if not handled properly.  Simply drain any hoses and pipes and make sure you don't have excess water pooled in equipment. 
  • Check Your Water Heater Temperature:  units are typically installed at 140 degrees, yet most households don't need that much steam so try 120 degrees instead.
  • Boost Insulation:   it can make a big difference to add more insulation between walls, and make sure your attic floor and basement ceiling are also well covered.