Winter is on the way and the nights are growing colder in Indianapolis. Is your home protected from the elements? You might think it is, but its worth your time to check every year to make sure you save the most money on your heating costs. Here’s a few tips that will help you sure up your winter home weatherization and save some money this year.
Is it Getting Drafty in Here?
Reducing draft is a big way to save money. Cracks can form in the walls, window sills or in corners over the years. There are ways to detect air leaks in these vulnerable places. You can even do something as simple as rolling up a towel and placing it in front of exterior doors. Here’s some information on how to detect air leaks.
Buy a window insulation kit from your local hardware store and install it on your windows.
Install Storm Windows
If you still have old single pane windows, replacing them with storm windows will be a great investment. It may cost more up front, but it will definitely save on energy and money over the years. Here’s some great info on choosing and installing storm windows.
Check the Thermostat
Regulating the thermostat can really save money. If you leave home, make sure it’s turned down, unless you have temperature sensitive animals. Installing digital programmable thermostats is also a great way to keep your heating in check.