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How To Winterize Your Home: 4 Important Money Saving Tips

We all understand the importance of scheduling health screenings. But let’s not forget the health of our home as well. Today is the day that you decide to prevent your money from escaping during the winter months. Here are 4 important tips that will help you save money by winterizing your home. 

 

 

Tip #1: Changing Air Filters  

Why should you change your air filters? Routinely changing your air filters will save you money and improve your health. An old air filter can collect dust and debris. When the heating system turns on, dust and debris will spread throughout your home and the air you breathe. Dirty air filters block air flow and make your heating system work harder. As a result, both your health and energy bill can be negatively impacted. You can turn these negatives into positives by simply changing all the air filters in your house.  

 

Tip #2: Preventing Drafts  

You might have walked by a door or window in your house and felt a cool breeze. It is not a ghost. It’s actually a draft. During the winter months it is important to have proper weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows to keep cool air from easily entering your home and raising your heating bill. By keeping the warm air in and the cool air out, both you and your wallet will be happier this winter.  

 

Tip #3: Managing Your Thermostat 

 Managing your thermostat is a significant way to lower your heating bill. If you turn your thermostat down 10-15 degrees for 8 hours a day while you are at work or away from your home for an extended period of time, then you can reduce your energy bill. Using a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust your home’s temperature will also save you money.  

 

Tip #4: Maintain Heating System  

You can save up to 15% on average annual heating bills by getting an annual tune-up of your heating system. The airflow through your heating system could be impeded by dirty coils and fans. The easiest way to fix this is by scheduling a service call with a licensed Shipley technician. Look no further than Shipley Energy for an annual tune-up of your heating and cooling system. Your home is your biggest investment so it should not be neglected. Shipley Energy offers multiple annual maintenance and service contracts to meet your needs. Schedule an appointment with us today.