For the cool fall and cold winter months approaching, here are some helpful winter energy efficiency tips from your home maintenance professionals at Castle Doctor in Plano, Texas!
While many miss the summer sun and the fun it brings, there is something refreshing about the onset of winter with the leaves changing, football on TV and the routine that the school year brings. As the cool temperatures of fall and colder temperatures of winter start to settle in, here are some winter efficiency tips from your home maintenance professionals at Castle Doctor in Plano, TX.
If you haven’t already, you’d really benefit from having an energy assessment taken by an energy professional to see where you might need to make any changes on your home to save money and invest in long-term energy savings! Once you’ve had a home energy audit done, here are some help tips to save money over the winter months!
First of all, during the day, open your curtains and south-facing windows and take advantage of the natural heat from the sun! Likewise, you’ll want to close your curtains at night to reduce the chill you feel from your windows. From there, you can take it a step further and install window treatments and coverings on your more drafty windows to improve energy efficiency. If you detect any air leaks, you’ll want to caulk or add weatherstripping around leaky doors and windows. These are most often found near gaps around your chimneys or recessed lighting fixtures.
Another step you can take to improve energy efficiency this winter is to schedule service for your heating system through your local handyman at Castle Doctor in North Texas. We’ll be able to tell you what maintenance, if any, is required in order to efficiently heat your home this winter. There are also some adjustments you can make to your thermostat throughout the day. When you’re home, set the thermostat to as low as comfortable as you can. While you’re away, set your thermostat back 10-15 degrees to save money while you’re out and about. If you really want to see a difference in your energy savings, invest in a programmable thermostat and stay on top of your heating and cooling throughout the year!
Follow these tips to improve energy efficiency and you should be good to go this fall and winter. Don’t hesitate to contact our team at Castle Doctor in Plano for a free consultation! We look forward to serving you soon!