We might not like to here it, but another New England Winter is not too far off. That means homeowners throughout the area will soon be switching from air conditioning to heat and their energy bills will start to rise. But your energy bills don’t have to break the bank this year. Here are 5 helpful tips that you can do today that will better prepare your home for the coming Winter weather and the accompanying energy usage:
Find and Seal Leaks
Cracks and leaks within the structure of your roofing, siding, doors, and windows can be the leading cause of high energy usage during the Winter. Scheduling a comprehensive inspection will help you to find and seal those leaks, which will help to limit the amount of costly heating energy that escapes from your home this Winter.
Schedule Maintenance for Heating Systems
Properly functioning heating systems are a key factor in reducing energy usage. If your heating system is damaged in any way it could be using more and more energy to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Schedule a full heating system maintenance appointment this Fall to ensure that your system is efficient and ready to go when the temperature drops.
Insulate Your Attic
An estimated 25% of home energy loss can be chalked up to a poorly insulated roof and attic. Having a professional like Hi-Tech insulate your attic can greatly reduce that energy loss and help you to maintain a comfortable home all Winter long without worrying about costly energy rising up and out of your home.
Replace Your Windows
In a typical home, windows take up 15-20% of wall surface area, which is why inefficient windows are the leading cause of energy loss in homes across the country. Whether the frames don’t fit properly, the glass is not up to Energy Star ratings, or there are cracks and gaps in the surrounding walls, older windows lead to higher energy bills. When you install new, energy efficient windows in your home you will see an immediate decrease in energy loss and a reduction in your monthly energy bills.
Hi-Tech is your leading source for the energy efficient roofing, siding, windows, and insulation in Massachusetts. Call us toll free at (800) 851-0900 to find out more or for a estimate!