Thursday, October 7, 2010

Get Started NOW on Winter Weatherization

Photo courtesy of Shelby Farms Park

There are plenty of things you can do in the winter to try to save a little on your heating and utility bill. But the best savings come from efforts you make before cold weather gets here. Pre-season weatherization is more extensive, but yields greater results. Here are some early weatherization ideas:

• Put more insulation in your attic (R38-rated and above) or under floors (R13+).

• Save big by installing storm windows and storm doors.

• Install a new energy-efficient furnace or water heater with Energy Star endorsement.

• Have vinyl siding installed on your home’s exterior with insulation between the new and old siding.

• Find and caulk cracks around outside doors and windows. Weatherstrip around doors.

• Install a programmable thermostat.

• Make sure central heating air filters are clean or replaced regularly.

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