As heated air escapes your house, you’re allowing hundreds of dollars to escape your home every month. Believe it or not, it’s possible to stay cozy and save big on heating costs. Here are some easy tips you can you can do in your home this week to warm up this winter:
Weather Stripping Your Doors and Windows
Gaps around doors and windows are areas that allow for cold outside air in and heated air out. Here’s where a quick trip to a hardware store to add some weather stripping can make a huge difference. By placing new strips of insulating materials around older windows and doors you reduce the amount heated air that escapes.
Check out the video put together buy Icynene that has lots of great tips
as well as common problem areas to check around your home and make improvements.
Buy a Smart Thermostat
New smart thermostats are connected in ways that your old legacy thermostat can only dream of. When your house “knows” the weather outdoors, the energy rates in your area, and learns patterns and ability to keep warm that connected home saves you money. A recent study by Nest – a leading smart home company – found an average monthly savings of 10% using their thermostat in a climate like the Mid-Atlantic.
Check Your Ductwork for Leaks
After plugging obvious problem areas around doors and windows, the next place to check is your ductwork. This is especially true if you notice uneven heating across your home.
Check exposed ductwork in your basement and attic for gaps in sheet metal If you find some parts of the ductwork has a significant rate of air escapes, then you may consider whether you can seal it yourself or perhaps call in a professional to seal the ducts and make it look good as new.
Schedule a Free Cameron Home Energy Assessment
A Cameron Home Energy Assessment is a series of tests that show how “leaky” your home is with air improperly escaping or entering your home and specifically where those “leaks” occur. A Cameron Home Energy Assessment is the best way to see how good your house can feel. In about one and a half hours, our home energy experts will have key insights into how to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. A free Cameron Home Energy Assessment will let our team provide a set of recommendations that make sense for your specific house.
Your home’s energy performance can be measured with objective data using a variety of technological approaches. Based on this data, we will provide specific tactics to improve your home’s energy performance. Information makes reviewing which investments in your home are a “no brainer” to provide you with a more comfortable, more affordable home.
With the right help, creating a simple and effective plan to seal the biggest areas where your heat escapes your home is easy. Call Cameron Home Insulation at (443) 459-5800 to start saving money today.