When the weather begins to get colder in the fall and wintertime, you may notice a difference in your home. If your heater isn't able to keep up or your energy bill is running high, it could be due to air seeping in through a gap or crack. E3 power can come out and so an energy audit on your home to see the areas that could be struggling.
What Is An Energy Audit
A good thing to have done to your home is an energy audit. This is a process where a company comes out and assesses all the areas of your home that could be causing you to use more energy than needed. It could be due to a crack or a gap in a window or door, or it could be something to do with the insulation.
The company will come in and talk with you about your utility bills and what concerns you have as the homeowner. Then they will inspect all the areas that are well known to cause an issue, plus use a hand tool that helps detect problems. This is an especially beneficial service to have done when you have just moved into a home or if it is a new build.
Things You Can Do To Winterize Your Home
As the seasons change there are some things that you can do around your home to get it ready for cooler months. Air seeping in from various areas can cause your energy bill to run really high. If you are wanting to reduce your carbon footprint, winterizing your home is a good step to take.
You as the homeowner can do several things yourself to your home to help it do better in the cool weather. Think about all the places that might have air leaks and inspect them. Reinforcing any type of sealant or protection that is there can ensure there won't be an issue. Listed below are a few tips of ways you can save money on your utility bill this winter.
- Change Air Filters - The air filters in your home should be changed every 3 months at least. If you are behind on that, now is the time to do it.
- Protect Your Pipes - A pipe that has burst is in no way a fun way to spend your time repairing. Not to mention the cost, it is a lot safer to take the preventative care that is needed.
- Cover Your Water Heater - This is going to add a layer of protection to your water heater. It can keep some of the cold off of it and hopefully save you from a frozen unit.
- Weather Stripping Around Your Windows and Doors - Doors and windows are notorious for leaking air through cracks and gaps. By adding weather stripping around the edges, you can help that problem.
When Should I Start Winterizing My Home
Just before the cooler months hit, you should begin winterizing your home. You want it to be protected for when those cold nights begin. Waking up to frozen pipes or a stalled heat pump would be no fun. This is a form of preventative care for your home and in the long run, can save you a lot of money in repairs.
Call Today For More Information
If you are curious about the energy usage in your home and more ways to protect it, contact E3 Power. One of our employees would be glad to answer any of your questions or concerns that you have. You won't regret taking the next step in lowering your energy bill and protecting your home. We can't wait to hear from you when you give us a call.