As the chill of cold weather is settling in the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia area, we are reminded every morning that winter is coming. How can you take advantage of warmer fall afternoons to prepare your home for the winter season quickly approaching?
Insulate, Insulate, Insulate!
One of the best home improvements for the winter season for your home and your wallet is installing installation in particularly vulnerable places throughout your home. If your attic is not insulated, consider adding attic insulation to keep warm air from immediately rising out of your home. If you don’t want to insulate your entire attic, you can insulate your attic door or staircase to chip away a little bit at your energy costs.
Beyond installing insulation in your attic, add insulation in other places that leak out tons of warm air during the winter like any crawl spaces, your garage, or your basement. Whenever you do major work on your home that involves opening up exterior walls, add insulation to lower your winter heating costs and keep your family warmer.
Change Your Filters
An easy home improvement for the winter is changing furnace filters before the furnace gets a lot of heavy use. Dirty or old filters prevent your furnace from working as efficiently as possible, which consequently raises your heating bills from the furnace working harder and raises them even more from constantly turning the heat on to find some warmth visit here. Make a habit of changing your furnace filters every month when it is undergoing a lot of heavy use.
Experiment with Your Thermostat
If your home uses an old thermostat that isn’t programmable, one of the best home improvements you can do for the entire year is to install one. Every degree you can lower your heat can save you up to 3% on your heating bill for the month. Set your thermostat to lower the temperature once you are fast asleep and raise it right before you wake up so that you don’t have to immediately touch an icy cold floor.
Get Your Home Ready for the Winter with Chandler Remodeling
Whether you are ready to insulate your attic or have other ideas to keep your family warm this winter, Chandler Remodeling can help. With our excellent installation, it’ll be the best investment you’ve made in your home. Contact us online, by calling 410-628-2214, or email us for a free estimate and assessment of your needs. All of our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We look forward to meeting your remodeling needs for years to come! To see examples of our work and get information on specials, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Houzz.