With the holidays just around the corner and the weather beginning to chill, November is a grea time to do these projects around the house:
1. Add insulation. To keep your home comfortable and energy costs down the most important place you can insulate is your attic, and specifically your attic floor. The basic purpose of insulation is to keep heat from escaping, and to do that there are certain guidelines that you can follow. With a little research and a little work you can stay warm and save a bundle too!
2. Seal drafts. Even a tiny draft can ruin the benefit of good insulation. Seal gaps around electrical outlets, ducts, windows and doors with foam sealant. If you live in an older home or have old windows in your home you may even want to consider covering them with a layer of plastic for the winter. It’s not the prettiest solution, but it will lower your energy costs, perhaps even significantly.
3. Inspect your ductwork. This is the perfect time of year to have your ductwork inspected for leaks and other issues. Repairing faulty ductwork not only helps your energy efficiency, but it also extends the life of your furnace. An expert can also recommend other ways to improve your energy efficiency and save money on your heating costs, so it’s not a bad idea to have one come out.
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