5 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Home
When you start to feel that chill in the air, it’s time to start thinking about how you can keep your home warm and energy-efficient this winter! The best thing you can do for your home to keep cold air out and warm air in is to invest in more energy-efficient, fully insulated windows. However, if you are waiting for that big tax return before moving in that direction, there are a few things you can do now to help winterize your home.
Insulate your attic
By insulating your attic you are preventing heat in your home from travel up into the attic. Most homes do not come with much insulation in their attic so this is a budget-friendly DIY project that can be knocked out in a few days!
Invest in a programmable thermostat
Investing in a programmable thermostat will be a lifesaver for your power bill and adjusting the temperature to be set at a standard 68 degrees will keep the house warm enough and not allow for any pipe freezing.
Replace your weather stripping
If you walk past your back door and feel a slight chill on your ankles, that means it is time to replace your weather stripping! Stripping separation may be overlooked but it is one of the most common ways that warm air escapes the home.
Close all the open vents
Make sure that any vents that were opened for the warm weather are closed uptight. In the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays, this can be commonly overlooked.
Replace your air filters
Keeping your air filters new will help air circulate more efficiently. Plus, during cold and flu season, replacing your air filters will help to ensure that the air quality in your home is clean.
Properly preparing your home for the colder weather will keep your home comfortable and your energy bill low this winter. To pre-plan for next winter now is the time to schedule your free-in home estimate with The Window Source of West Texas to hear more about our financing options for your replacement windows.