Energy Saving Tips for Cold Weather

By Scott Butler: LAH Real Estate

The Cold Weather is here and when the temps go down, those heating bills go up. Here are some ways to help cut costs during the winter months.

Let the Sunshine In: Open curtains during the day and let the sunlight heat your home. Then, close them at night to reduce the incoming cold from any drafty windows.

Find and Seal Leaks: Seal up any areas where air is coming in. Usually these leaky areas can be found around pipes that connect to the outside, chimneys, recessed lights in insulated ceilings and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets. Also try using caulk or weather stripping to seal air leaks around leaky doors and windows.

Keep the Cold Air Out and the Warm Air In: Place a fabric seal at the bottom of doorways and windows, you can also roll up a beach towel and place under your doorway.

Don’t Block Air Flow: Always keep clutter and furniture away from registers, heaters and radiators.

Maintain Heating System: Have your furnace serviced once a year to help keep your system operating efficiently and don’t forget to replace your furnace filter once a month or as needed.

Scott Butler is a Birmingham Realtor fueled by great coffee and a passion for photography. He specializes in over the Mountain Home Sales with a high number of listings and past sells in the Homewood area. He has a great love for our community and volunteers his time and talents as a Photographer to the Homewood Athletic teams, Homewood Schools, and many other local Organizations and Charities.

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