Holding the winter blues at bay!
Keeping the heat in and bitter cold out is a high priority for the Santa Fe winter. Weatherproofing your home not only keeps you warmer but saves you money over the course of the winter. There are a number of things you can do to weatherproof your home ranging from the expensive like replacing your traditional windows with storm windows to simple things like recaulking your windows. Here are the five most important ways for you to weatherproof your home this Santa Fe winter.
Replacing your old windows with ones that protect against the cold winter air will benefit you greatly. The quality of windows has increased dramatically in the last few years and the energy savings are tremendous!
Bonus tip: For older windows, caulking around your existing windows will help a lot!
Use Door Draft Stoppers
Sometimes the simplest stuff works the best. Buy a door draft stopper or DIY and place it at the bottom of your door. This will reduce the heat that travels outside.
Get a Water Heater Insulated blank
This can reduce the heat that is lost though the sides by 25-40%.
Get a Programmable Thermostat
Tech can make your life better and sometimes pay for itself over time. Having a programmable thermostat will allow you to automate the temperatures depending on the time of day. There is no reason to blast your heater when no one will be home for eight hours while still making sure it’s nice and warm when you return.
Weatherstrip the House
Think of your house like a submarine, seal all the holes to keep the elements out. Weatherstriping is cost effective and with a little time spent, you can really make a difference on your bill.
To learn more about ways to make you best investment even better, feel free to give Bill a call at 505-316-8167