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Four Ways to Keep the Warm Air inside Your Connecticut Home
You pay to heat every square inch of air in your Connecticut home during the winter – which means you want to keep as much of it IN your home as possible. The question is, how do you do that?
Here are four ways to hold on to your warm air and keep your energy bills as low as possible in the winter and early spring weeks to come.
- Weatherize – Would you leave a window open in the middle of winter? That’s basically what you’re doing if you don’t seal air leaks around windows and doors. Inexpensive, draft-blocking weatherization measures like door sweeps, plastic window covers, caulk and weatherstripping can really make a difference.
- Make window treatment upgrades – Insulated cellular shades, window quilts, and other draperies could cut heat loss in their rooms by up to 10 percent, says the U.S. Department of Energy – up to 25 percent if you use Velcro or magnetic tape to attach drapes to the wall at the sides and bottom.
- Add insulation – Most homes, especially older ones, are under-insulated – especially when you consider that insulation deteriorates over the years. Aim for installing insulation to meet R-Value recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy, especially in your attic and crawl spaces.
- Add rugs or carpet – Adding fabric to cold surface areas, such as tile or hardwood floors, can help keep heat from escaping through your floor.
All of these measures will keep the warm air in and the cold air out, which will make your home warmer and more comfortable while saving on your energy bills. Combine them with your high efficiency heating equipment and a good dose of preventive heating equipment maintenance and you will be cozy for less money for years to come.
Think it’s too late for heating system maintenance? Think again! With temperatures in our service area dipping into the mid-40s well into May, you will be relying on your heating system for a while longer. Why not prevent late-heating season problems with a service call from the pros at Hocon?
Contact us today to sign up Hocon Warm Air Furnace or Boiler inspection and tune-up, or any of our other Home Comfort solutions.