It doesn’t take more than one freezing night to motivate homeowners to get their homes cozied up for the winter, and with temperatures continuing to drop it’s time to start the winterizing tasks you need to stay comfortable. Here are the 4 aspects of your home to check in on to ensure a cozy and efficient home through the bitter winter.
While it’s usually the least visible, it might be the most essential to keeping your home comfortable in winter. Check your home for the following signs it’s time to replace your insulation:
- Indoor drafts
- Damaged insulation
- Inconsistent temperatures room to room, floor to floor
Air sealing is the other side of the coin when it comes to keeping heat inside your home. Winter is when you will really start to feel all of the tiny holes and gaps hidden throughout your house. If you notice cold air coming from attic hatches, basement doors, or you are in the process of upgrading insulation, professional air sealing is a must.
Once you are sure your home is not leaky or underinsulated, and before temperatures get too drastically cold, make sure to give your heating and cooling system a tune-up. This should include your AC unit, to make sure it is ready come spring! Professional maintenance and repair for your heating and cooling system will save you through all seasons.
The best windows are less energy efficient than the worst walls — and even windows with multiple panes are often subject to poor installation or building shifts that cause cold air to leak in during the winter. If you have had to install plastic over your windows, or your windows are particularly old, a window upgrade will give your home a facelift and improve its efficiency.
Energy Audits: For An Efficient Home, Present & Future
There are many aspects of your home that need considering as the seasons change, and they are all interconnected. Get your home on track for winter comfort and efficiency, and reap the benefits in all seasons with an energy audit from Energy Savers. Our energy audits diagnose exactly what is causing your home to waste energy, so you can make targeted upgrades that make a real difference in your overall comfort and energy costs.
Schedule an energy audit with Energy Savers by calling (315) 437-3008.