When winter approaches, you begin to crank up the heater a little more every day. Make sure that you’re actually benefiting from the use of your heater. We’re breaking down the importance of choosing the right heating option, making sure you have the best windows, and upgrading your insulation. All of these factors will help you to save money and stay warm this winter.
Choose The Best Heating Option
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to your residential heating. A few of the most popular include central heat, furnaces, boilers, and portable heaters. Some of these options work better than others either because they are more cost effective, more energy efficient or a combination of both.
Have Your Windows Inspected
Your windows can be a major source of heat loss during the winter. Depending on how old they are and how often you have them inspected and resealed nearly 35% of the heat you generate can escape through your windows. If you know that your windows are reaching the end of their lifespan, before winter begins might be a good time to replace them.
Invest in New Insulation
Insulation is a crucial component in keeping your home warm. It’s what helps to trap heat inside at your homes most vulnerable points. Nearly 25% of the heat you generate will escape through your roof, with added insulation this number could decrease drastically which will help you to save money on heating costs.
While we don’t handle heating systems at Fairfield County Exteriors, we can come out and inspect your windows, siding, and insulation to make sure there are no major cracks for your warm air to escape through. Having these parts of your home inspected and maintained annually will help them to last longer and work more efficiently.
Give Fairfield County Exteriors a call or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer. We will get the job done right so that your family can stay warm this winter season!