My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
Your old heating system could be costing you more money than it's worth. In fact, you could be wasting money in elevated heating bills and increased maintenance costs. A new heating system will improve energy efficiency and reduce the costs for repairs and maintenance.
In addition to installing a new heating system, there are some other things you can do to reduce your heating bills and help keep your home warm. Winterizing your home will keep you and family warmer, and will save you money on your heating bill. Here is a list of the items you should include in your home winterization plans.
Caulk Your Windows
Windows are one thing that many people forget to winterize. Look at your windows, especially along the edges where they are installed in your home. If you see small cracks or spaces between the windows and the wall, you'll need to caulk. You'll need several tubes of caulk, a caulking gun, and a small putty knife.
Seal Up Your Swamp Cooler
During the winter, your swamp cooler can prevent your home from staying as warm as it should. To improve your homes energy efficiency during the winter, you'll need to remove the water from your swamp cooler, and seal up the unit. This will keep cold air from entering your home through the vents. You'll need a wet/dry vacuum, a swamp cooler cover, and rope.
You want to keep your heating bills as low as possible. You also want to help your heating system work efficiently. These simple steps will help you save money on your heating bill, while helping your family stay warmer through the winter. Ask a heating service professional for more information.