You can save quite a bit of money by winterizing your home. There are many things you can do that are free or cost little money.
Change the Furnace Filters
Dirty filters restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your furnace. They’re easy to change and are usually inexpensive. Check them often during the winter and change them at least every other month.
Install Weather Stripping
You should use weather stripping around windows and doors. This prevents heat from escaping through small cracks. You can buy metal, rubber and foam weather strips.
Reverse Your Fans
There’s a switch on ceiling fans that changes the direction the blades spin. You want to have your fans run clockwise in the winter as that pushes warm air down. Doing so makes you more comfortable and reduces your utility bills.
Schedule Furnace Maintenance
You should have a technician tune-up your furnace every fall. This keeps it operating efficiently and safely. The technician will clean parts and make sure everything is working as it should.
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Protect Your Pipes
You should insulate any pipes that run through an uninsulated space, such as the garage. This will help keep them from freezing or bursting during the winter.
Turn Down the Water Heater Temperature
Water heaters are often set to 140 degrees. The temperature need not be that high as 120 degrees is more than sufficient. This will save you up to 10% on your utility bills.
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