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How to Winterize Your Home (An Illustrated Guide)

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  • Gene Caballero
  • August 07, 2022

Here’s the deal, winterizing your home can help you save energy, and get you through the winter safely. Here are some of the most important tips to help you get through the winter without major headaches. Let’s dive in!

How can I eliminate drafts in my home?

One of the most important energy saving tips for your home is to eliminate drafts. You can do so by installing storm doors, and windows, as well as putting plastic around the outside of your windows. You can also caulk your doors or add foam inserts around your doors. 

Why is it important to get rid of drafts in your home?

Eliminating drafts in your home can save you up to 30% on your heating costs because drafts are a huge factor in how well your home can regulate temperature.

What are some ways that I can save money heating my home?

There are several ways to save energy heating your home. One of the best ways is to save energy is to set your fan to spin in a clockwise fashion. This will push the warm air downward as it rises. Simply put, this one act can save you 10% on your heating bill. Additionally, you can use programmable thermometers, energy monitors and by bundling up in warmer clothes and turning the temperature down. 

Why should I have my furnace serviced?

Having your furnace serviced can save up to 5% on your energy costs. Additionally replacing the air filters can improve circulation and more evenly heat your home. 

Following these simple winter preparation tips for your home can help you stay warm, and save money this winter! Don’t forget to hire a snow removal service while you are at it!  You can also hire professionals to help you winterize your home. And that may not be a bad idea. This infographic is by Nationwide. Be sure to use these great tips to improve your quality of life this winter. 

Don’t forget to winterize your lawn care equipment too! 

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