How to be sure your house is energy efficient in the Winter
Many homesteads, especially older 1s, tend to have locales where the heat can literally escape from your house in the cold Winter weeks.
Many of these leaks are caused by wear and tear, or simply because of ancient building materials.
One of the ways heat can escape from homes is via rotted panels or worn weather stripping. Over time, opening and closing of doors will begin to wear down the thin seals underneath, leaving small gaps where the warm air can leak out of your home, causing your home furnace to task harder to heat your house and drive up your energy bills. Your local Heating and A/C supplier should be able to inspect these seals and tell you what needs to be upgraded in order to ensure your house is more efficient. Another main way where homes lose heating efficiency is through single pane windows. In some older homes, they use single pane windows, and aluminum window frames, which are incredibly energy efficient. Using Double pane windows creates an insulating pocket of air, which is better for keeping the warm air inside of your home. Vinyl and wooden window frames are also better at insulating your home, as they help to maintain the treated air from being lost to the chilly air outside. Contact your local Heating and A/C professional ASAP to see what upgrades can be made to your house in order to increase your energy efficiency. With a few small upgrades can potentially save you hundreds of dollars each month on all of your energy bills. You would be surprised how several ways your currency can literally be slipping through the cracks of your home, especially if it is older than 25 years old.