Like it or not, winter’s on the way. And if you’re a homeowner, that means it’s time to button up your home for winter.
We thought we’d share the Energy Department’s top tips for you, but we’d like to add 2 more.
- Have your water tested. Even if you’ve done it before, do yourself and your family a favor and do it again. Water sources are subject to a great deal of change in a very short time, from pollutants to other contaminants. We’re happy to come by and do one for you for free – just click here to set up your appointment today.
- Save energy, your appliances and your pipes by installing a new water treatment system. No kidding. Treating your hard water will save you money and a whole lot more – learn more here.
And without further ado, here’s the Energy Department’s top suggestions:
- CLEAN OUT THE GUTTERS All the leaves and grime that you neglected while you were out swimming, hiking, or riding your bicycle this summer have built up in your gutters. If left full of debris, clogged gutters and drains can form ice dams that prevent your drainage systems from working properly.
- KEEP THE OUTSIDE AIR OUT AND THE INSIDE AIR IN We talk about this a lot, but it is hugely important for your energy savings to ensure there are no air leaks in your home. Warm air will escape out of any cracks and can make your heating system work harder and cost you more to heat your home. [read more…]