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Cost-Effective Ways to Winterize Your Home

Here in Kansas City, fall is turning out to be absolutely beautiful. The trees are showing off their colors, the temperatures are falling, and the days are growing shorter preparing us for cozy evenings ahead. We’re all enjoying the sights and sounds of the season and looking forward to the upcoming holiday season.

With October nearing its end, we at Adamstree Roofing have been encouraging customers to take advantage of the season and prepare their homes for winter. Obviously, one of the most important parts of seasonal home maintenance is having a professional roof inspection. It not only ensures that your home is protected from water leaks, it also allows professionals to thoroughly examine your structure to make sure no warm air is leaking out when you need it most. (For your free inspection, call us today!)

When it comes to maintaining that warm temperature of your home, it’s important to take every measure you can to make sure that the money you’re spending on heating isn’t being wasted. In fact, there are many tips and tricks you can incorporate into your home winterizing routine that can save you hundreds in energy bills throughout the season. Check out a few of our favorite money-saving tips:

  • Seal windows and doors with plastic or bubble wrap for extra insulation.
  • Move furniture away from vents.
  • Create a draft stopper for underneath doors that leak chilly air into your home.
  • Uncover all south-facing windows in order to let in the maximum amount of natural sunlight.
  • Reverse the direction of ceiling fans to push hot air downward and delay it from escaping the house.
  • Close closet doors in order to avoid heating unused space. (Do this with any room you don’t use in your home.)
  • Wear socks and slippers and dress in layers so that you can keep your thermostat lower.
  • Take advantage of your oven’s heat by baking meals, which adds warmth to your home.

To truly maximize the energy efficiency of your home, there may be a few projects you’ll need to complete that require small investments. However, they may prove to be worth it in the long run and pay themselves off over the course of the season.

  • Hang thermal curtains to help prevent drafts.
  • Install storm doors to help keep out drafts.
  • Invest in a programmable thermostat that can keep lower temperatures during the weekdays and at times when no one is home.
  • Replace old, drafty windows.

Should you choose to take the final tip, we encourage you to call us at Adamstree Roofing where we offer professional window replacement service. We can remove your old, inefficient windows and replace them with quality products that can keep you warm all season long and for years to come.

There’s no doubt about it. Winter will be here before you know it. And we know you want to be ready for it when it arrives. Take advantage of fall by winterizing your home both with professional help and on your own. Doing so will increase your comfort this season, protect you from the dangerous elements, and increase your family’s holiday cheer.

For more information on home winterization, roof inspections or window installations, contact Adamstree Roofing today!

 

 

 

 

  1. These are great ideas for saving some money on the energy bill this winter. I especially like the reverse setting on the ceiling fan tip.

  2. American RoofingAmerican Roofing10-23-2012

    I always like to complain about the heating bill but I haven’t ever taken any of these measures to do anything about it. I will definitely be implementing some of these strategies into my own home.

  3. JV Garage DoorJV Garage Door10-23-2012

    Thanks for all the great tips. This is very timely information considering we’re probably experiencing the last bit of nice warm weather for the year.

  4. It seems the heat in my home seeps away as quick as the furnace can put it out. I will definitely utilize these tips at home.

  5. Great article, a few of these will be keeping my home warmer this coming winter. Thanks for the tips.

  6. These are some really good tips for up north. When I lived in that area, I always tried to put plastic on my windows – but never did try the thermal curtains. I believe I’ll pass that along to my family that is still up there.

  7. These are some great tips that can really save you some money on keeping your house warm. I just got done taking care of a couple of these yesterday. Looking forward to some snow.

  8. At my house we always wear multiple layers of clothes for winter – it’s significantly cheaper than leaving the thermostat set at 73. I do like the idea of reversing the direction of my ceiling fan to help keep the warm air down though. Thanks for sharing.

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