January 2, 2020
Is your house feeling especially drafty this winter? It may be time to make some changes that could not only keep you warmer but save you money on your electricity bill each month. There are a few areas of your home where you could be losing heat, let’s take a look at three of the biggest culprits.
Hot air rises, and if your attic isn’t well insulated and your roof is failing, you could be losing a significant amount of heat every day. If your roof has damage, you might be leaking heat from your home without realizing it, causing your furnace to work harder and your house to stay cold. Additionally, the insulation in your attic plays a big role in how well your home holds heat, so if you are lacking insulation, your furnace won’t be able to keep up. By replacing an old roof and adding insulation in your attic you could significantly improve your home’s heating efficiency, keeping you warmer and your electric bills lower.
Old siding is another cause of heat loss in the winter. If your siding has seen better days it probably isn’t protecting your home as it should. Good siding can help reduce your heating and cooling costs by keeping your house sealed and preventing air leakage. The type of siding your house has also contributes to how efficiently it holds in heat, so you may want to consider upgrading old siding to something more efficient and long-lasting.
Windows are another major cause of energy loss during both the winter and the summer. Old windows can cost you significantly in heating and cooling costs as both cold and hot air will leak in and out of the windows. Window replacement can be costly but worth it in the long run with the heating and cooling costs you will save over time. If a full set of replacement windows isn’t in your budget, storm windows are a great way to reduce heat loss in the winter. In addition to new windows, you may also want to consider new doors or weather stripping along your doors, which can also leak air during extreme temperatures.
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