Winter is only a few weeks away. Do you think you’ll be able to reduce energy bills this winter, or will you pay as much (or more) as last year? Consider some of these tips as the temperature drops to keep the warm air inside and the money in your wallet.
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“Heating and cooling your home accounts for 50-70% of the energy used in an average size home.” It may be more or less depending on your utility use, but the fact remains that adjusting the temperature within your home is costly business both in terms of energy and money. A lot of people accidentally waste the heat or cool air they’ve built up, too, such as leaving windows and doors open to let that accumulated temperature escape.
The biggest way to retain heat and to reduce energy bills this winter is to make sure your home is well-insulated. Most people have the same insulation in their attic, walls, and crawlspaces that has been there since the beginning. If this is the case, it’s like not doing as good a job as it could be. Modern insulation has been improved vastly since the decades since your home was likely built, so look into the cost of having new insulation put in. It will save you big down the road.
What exactly does insulation do? Well, it lowers “energy costs by lowering the amount of energy needed to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.” Since this is exactly what we’re talking about, this is exactly the product to consider!
Of course, depending on your personal situation, there could be a lot of insulation needed in a variety of areas. Have a professional look around and determine where and how much insulation is needed to make a difference within the house. It’s also possible for you to do the installation yourself, but as with all home improvement projects, make sure that you can do so safely and knowledgeably in order to prevent injury.
Put safety first before attempting any big changes at home. Afterward, have your situation assessed to see if you can reduce energy bills so that your home will be warm this winter without breaking the bank. Get in touch with Cox Roofing if you need someone to assess your roof or attic situation: you’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
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