Winter isn’t coming, it’s already here.
Not only is it cold outside, you get to top it off with a big fat heating bill from the utility company.
The good news? It won’t stay winter forever.
More good news? You can save money on your heat bill by focusing on these two weak spots in your home.
These two spots are where most of you energy gets sucked out: Windows and Doors.
But you can stop some of this fairly easily. Even if you’re not very handy. Let’s take a look.
The first thing that you will want to target is your windows.
If you have a bunch of money, the easy thing to do would be to replace your old windows with new energy efficient ones. But if you could do that, you probably wouldn’t be reading this article.
Fortunately, you can do a lot to your old windows to get the drafts to stop and start saving money.
You can start by reglazing your windows and working on the hardware to make sure that they are sealing tight. You also want to repair any cracks in the glass.
If that sounds a little too technical, go to the store and get some clear window covers. The kind that looks like a giant piece of saran wrap. These are easy to install and they are effective.
Again, if you had a million dollars, you could buy new doors that sealed tightly. If you don’t, you can still stop a lot of the draft. Check all around the door seal to feel where the air is coming in.
Many times, you can feel quite a draft from the bottom of the door if its not sealed correctly. You can buy seals and weatherstrips for the bottom of the door. If that’s not an option, the cheapest way to deal with it is to stick a rolled up towel in front of the door.
Windows and doors are the main culprit when it comes to letting out the nice warm air that you paid so much to heat. You can save money on your bill by keeping that air from escaping using a few simple tricks.
Not only will you save money, but your home will be more comfortable without cold drafts blowing across your living room.