The holiday season is here, which means Paul Davis Restoration of the Northland is looking forward to any exciting changes that will take place in the New Year. To improve your Superior home’s energy efficiency during the coming weeks, follow the steps below:
- Check your furnace filters and clean them when needed. By using high-quality pleated paper filters, you can filter out most allergens and small particulates. A clean filter means your furnace does not have to work as hard!
- Windows and doors can leak a lot of heat if they’re not properly sealed. Caulking around the exterior keeps cold air and moisture out. Use a waterproof, flexible, and paintable caulk. Weather stripping is also a good idea, especially for doors.
- If your fireplace has an open firebox, think about adding glass fireplace doors to prevent heat from escaping up the chimney. Alternatively, special fireplace blankets are available that cover opening when not in use.
- Do you have high ceilings? Ceiling fans aren’t just for summer – use a ceiling fan on the reverse “winter” setting to distribute heat around the room, which will make the space more comfortable.
- Purchase a programmable thermostat that turns temperatures down when not in use and automatically adjusts when you are home.
Please incorporate some of these tips in your home this winter.Energy savings, lower utility bills, and a more comfortable Superior home. What do you have to lose?