That Don’t Include Replacing Your Windows
While winter has not officially arrived, we’ve already been hit with the frigid temperatures. If you haven’t already, you now know it’s time to prepare your New Jersey or New York home for winter. Here are 8 tips from the Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro team that you can use to make your home warmer and lower your energy bills that Don’t include replacing your windows.
#1. Update the Thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat can help you conserve energy and lower your heating bills. Just program your heaters to drop the temperature while you are away and warm up your home shortly before you arrive. If you don’t want to invest in a new thermostat, you can adjust temperature manually. Just set an alarm to remind you to lower the temperature before you leave the house for work or extended periods.
#2. Block Big & Little Drafts
While we promote replacement windows as a solution to eliminate problems with drafty windows, other leaks inside a home can contribute to higher monthly bills. For example, electrical switches and outlets can account for between 2 percent and 5 percent of your home’s “wasted energy.” Install low-cost foam gaskets that fit around outlets and switches to control airflow.
#3. Prevent Heated Air Loss
Close the fireplace damper when not in use to prevent heated air from escaping through the chimney.
#4. Manage Heat Gain Efficiently
Close drapes during the night and open them during the day to efficiently manage heat gain and loss through the window glass.
#5. Check System Filters
Change or replace HVAC filters according to the manufacture’s recommendation, or when they are obviously dirty, to increase system performance and reduce operating costs.
#6. Eliminate Hidden Air Leaks
Seal and insulate HVAC ductwork to prevent heated air from escaping into the interior wall space of your home.
#7. Consult the Professionals
When you notice heating bills inching up faster than a change in temperature should dictate, have a qualified technician check your system to be sure there is not something preventing your system from operating at peak performance.
#8. Insulate Water Heaters
Water heater blankets help your appliance maintain a consistent temperature, without working so hard. This is true for older, conventional water heaters, as opposed to on-demand, tankless water heaters that heat water only when you need it for a shower or washing clothes and dishes.
Order Your Replacement Windows Today From Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro
Unless this is your first time stopping by the Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro blog, you already know we are proud of our Energy Star labeled replacement windows and patio doors that are guaranteed to fix window problems like drafts and leaks. We love showing homeowners how our high-performance replacement windows and patio doors can save them money month after month, and year after year.
These eight tips will help take your comfort to the next level, and improve heat management after the replacement window installation is complete. For those of you who have not ordered new windows yet, but are already tired bundling up to stay warm in a drafty house, this is the perfect time to order replacement windows and patio doors.
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