Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Easy Home Winterization Projects

Below is a list of easy projects to winterize your home.

  • Seal the DraftAccording to the Energy Department, drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use.  Place a rolled bath towel under a drafty door, or you can purchase a draft guard to place on your door. 
  • Change Furnace Filters- It is important to replace or clean your furnace filters once a month during the heating season. Dirty filters restrict air flow and increase energy demand. 
  • Install Storm WindowsInstalling a storm door can increase energy efficiency by 45%, by sealing drafts and reducing air flow.
  • Water Heater- Turning your water heater down to 120 degrees or lower will reduce your water-heating costs by 6% to 10%.
  • More Tips


  1. Disposable furnace filters are usually changed every 3 months. However, you can save money by investing on filters such as an electrostatic air filter that doesn't need to be replaced on a regular basis.

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