With winter here and a possible heavy snow storm headed our way, we worry about staying warm and doing that without raising the monthly bills. By using some of these insightful tips, you and your family can live on your budget and stay warm at the same time.
- Open curtains and blinds during the day to let the natural heat from the sunlight warm up the rooms.
- Make sure all windows are shut and locked. Remember to check the seals around all windows and doors to make sure that no air is leaking.
With the talk of doors, adding storm doors to your exterior doors is another great way of adding insulation to your house. When storm doors are installed properly, the door creates an airlock between the main door and the outside edge of the building forming a seal. This extra space can add insulation for not only the winter months but the summer months too.
- Think about switching fan blades to rotate clockwise. Ceiling fans are not just useful in the warmer months. During the summer, they should rotate counter clockwise to push cool air down. But, during the winter months they should rotate clockwise on low to pull the cool air up. By doing this, homeowners can save up to 15% on their heating bill. This will also help for a more even temperature throughout the house.
- Other small tips may include: heating only specific rooms, make sure after any snowfall your dryer vent is clear, take shorter showers, and add a humidifier to your home for moisture.
These few energy saving tips will be very helpful on those cold wintery days.Post and Beam Design/Build can help you install new windows or doors that can help you combat the chilly weather. If you would like to schedule an estimate for an installation or remodel, contact our Baltimore County contracting team today!