How to Save Money on Heating Costs this Winter
Winter doesn’t just mean the holidays, snow, and shorter days, it also means the need for heat, which can mean increased energy bills for many homeowners throughout the states of Illinois and Indiana. That being said, heating your home in the winter doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, here’s a list of some things that you can do to save money on heating and cooling costs this winter—
Use a Programmable Thermostat
One of the easiest things that you can do to save money on heating costs during the wintertime is to use a programmable thermostat. You should program your thermostat to stay at a constant (and reasonable) temperature when you’re home during the day, and set your thermostat so that it automatically turns off when you’re at work or away from the house, and automatically lowers the temperature overnight.
Don’t Forget to Weatherstrip
Investing in insulation and weatherstripping is one of the most important things that you can do for your home, and one of the easiest ways to to surely save on heating and cooling costs. Weatherstripping is very easy as a do-it-yourself project, and weatherstripping is also cheap, which means it practically pays for itself.
Use the Sun to Your Advantage
Depending upon the direction that your home is facing, you may be able to use the light and heat produced by the sun to your advantage for a good part of the year. In order to do this, simply open any curtains or blinds on south-facing windows (or for that matter, any windows that receive sunlight at any part of the day). When the sun goes down at night, close curtains and blinds to provide an extra level of insulation.
Replace Windows and Doors
Replacing your windows and doors is certainly an expense, but it could end up saving you more money (not to mention hassle!) over the years. Windows and doors that are new can help to save energy by reducing drafts and providing enhanced insulation. More than this, there are also energy-efficient windows on the market today for homeowners who want to reduce their carbon footprint and put a little extra cash in their pocket.
Ready to Take Action?
If you’re ready for a new door or new windows, contact Preferred Window and Door Today. Our team specializes in window and door installations, and can advise you regarding which make and model of door or window is best suited for your home, budget, and needs.
To learn more about door and window installation in Indiana and Illinois, and why you should work with us, just pick up the phone and call us today at 708-895-3667. You also have the option of contacting us by sending us a message using the intake form found on our website. We hope that we hear from you soon, and that you stay warm this winter!