‘Tis the season to be jolly- and if you need ideas on how to keep your home merry and bright, here are some new energy-saving tips! Need more tips? Check out Part One! Basics Layers: A tried and true method, the more layers you have, the warmer you are. Try to combine inner layers made of wool, cotton, silk, or synthetic blends with outer layers made of down or polyester. Always prioritize your head, feet,
There’s no better way to ward off the winter chill than by getting cozy around the fireplace. However, that same haven of warmth could also be part of the problem. The culprit? Your chimney’s damper. What is a chimney damper? Chimney dampers are doors above the fireplace that help control airflow. They are designed to allow fire smoke and carbon monoxide to escape when open and keep outside air from getting in when closed, thereby
How gutters affect your home’s energy efficiency With the arrival of autumn comes the pleasures of all things fall: cooler weather, changing leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes. However, leaves are not solely an issue for those with yards- every home should keep an eye on their gutters- not just what’s inside them, but the gutters themselves. Besides seasonal cleanouts when the leaves start falling, gutters are an oft forgotten part of one’s home.
Your home insulation has one job: it regulates your home’s interior temperature. Because of that regulation, the heating and cooling costs of your home are lowered. If you didn’t have insulation, your home heating, and air conditioning bills would be astronomical. Your family’s health would also be compromised as the extremes in temperatures would make it uncomfortable and unhealthy. Your home insulation is crucial to your home being a safe and healthy place to live.