Winter is fast approaching, which often means the heater will come on and energy bills will be raising in price. While I love just about everything else to do with Winter, the energy bills is not my favorite. Many people have different things they do to “Winterize” their home. I’d for you to share in the comments below, what you do to “Winterize” your home.
I wanted to share with you some things that I have learned, that should be considered when preparing for the cold months.
We often seal up our homes and warm up the air inside. Something to consider is that inside air can be two to five times worse than outside air (according to the EPA). It is recommended that you use a high performance filter, to help keep your heating system running efficiently, but also to help reduce allergens. It’s a double whammy! The Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction Filter is made by 3M, and it captures 94% of large airborne particles, such as pet dander, mold spores and dust mite debris, from the air passing through the filter. Golden State Mold Inspections should be done regularly. Frozen heat pumps can cause permanent damage faster than that ice melts. When you notice any signs of a frozen heat pump, reach out to an HVAC technician immediately.
My husband helps keep our home efficient by changing out our air filter about every 3 months. You will really want to get this done before the cold months, if you haven’t in a while.
The Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction Filter helps maintain airflow in heating and cooling systems, which may help prevent stress on the system and reduce the amount of energy needed to warm your home. The name alone sounds wonderful to me. Something that is going to cut my costs and cut the allergens would be amazing! You can learn more about this amazing filter at the Filtrete website.
Home improvement expert Jodi Marks has also given us some tips on making our home more efficient, as well as the importance of clean air. Learn here how to plan an outdoor deck, from choosing a design to selecting materials and hiring a contractor.
Another Energy tip, that many people may already be doing is installing weatherproofing around the doors and windows. According to https://fdinsulation.com/attic-insulation/spray-foam/, it is also a good idea to check the insulation in the attic, to make sure there is no air leakage in the home. Why not also check out here how does insulation contact work?
If you still don’t have insulation in your home, this is the perfect opportunity to have a spray foam insulation with the help of professional insulation services. Jodi Marks also tells us to be sure to check around the dryer vent, the kitchen exhaust hood vent and even the water bib for your garden hose. These are prime areas where warm air can escape through your walls to the outside.
I want to hear your tips on how you help become more efficient in the cold months!
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