Now is the time to winterize your home as winter approaches. I know, every year you read about winterizing, and every year you promise yourself you are going to do it, and then life gets in the way and it never happens.
Once again the warm air heads outside your walls, heating the neighborhood, and every year about January, as the huge heating bills pile up, you kick yourself for not doing the winterizing. Don’t you think it’s about time you quit kicking yourself and do something about this chore?
Thousands of dollars are lost because of poor preparations. Here is a website that will give you some starting points as you begin the process:
None of these suggestions are difficult; they just require time and commitment. Putting plastic sheeting up around windows might cost you all of $30 and a couple hours, and it will save you hundreds of dollars. Planting trees to block the prevailing winter winds will also save you hundreds of dollars, as will adding additional insulation. In other words, you can pay now, or pay much more later.
Do you have rooms you don’t use often? Shut off the heat to those rooms and keep the doors closed. Do you have a storm door? Huge savings in heat loss if you have one! Do you have weather stripping around windows and doors? If not, get with the program. Winter waits for no man, and don’t bet on a mild winter. Now is the time to act in a proactive way so you aren’t acting in a reactionary way when things get cold.
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