While winter is a lovely time of the year, much of the money you spend on power in Fort Collins, CO, is during the cold winter months. While you can’t do much about the cold, you can do a lot about your power bills. Here are a few tips to help you save money on your winter home energy bills.
Save on Home Energy by Upgrading Your Windows
To get as much sunlight into your home as possible during the winter, you’ll want to draw the curtains. The problem is most of your home’s heat is lost through the windows, so what are you to do? Replace your windows with dual-pane windows that are energy efficient. Insulated windows such as these are effective at keeping warm air indoors during the winter months, and preventing cool air from escaping during the summer.
Improve Your Window Coverings
When the sun goes down, your curtains and drapes can help keep your home warm. Make sure they’re heavy enough to do the trick. There are curtains available that are designed with insulation in mind. These will act to keep the heat indoors where it belongs while saving you on your monthly home energy bill.
Upgrade Your Attic Insulation
To effectively winterize your home, you need to have adequate insulation. If you’re unsure whether you need more insulation or not, have an expert contractor perform an inspection. They can tell you status of your insulation, and what you can do to improve it.
Install a Smart Thermostat
If you’re still using the hand-adjusted thermostats of yesteryear, you need to keep up with the times. Modern “smart” thermostats are WiFi enabled, and are able to learn your habits and temperature preferences. By dropping the temperature 7° to 10° when you’re asleep or at work, you can save 10% or more on your monthly home energy bill.
If you need help implementing any of these changes, contact the skilled craftsmen at Handyman Connection of Fort Collins, CO. Call us for all your home improvement needs today!