Winter is coming, and if predictions hold true, we can expect our fair share of snow and chilly days in the coming months. Cold temps and snowfall can wreak havoc on our plans — and moods — but they’re also tough on our utility bills. From ceiling fan hacks to installing new vinyl siding, we’re here to teach you how to keep your home cozy and warm during the coldest days of the winter.
When you’ve finished reading this post, get in touch with Blue Springs Siding and Windows to learn more about what we can do for your home! From door installations to roof replacements, we’re here to provide you with the home improvement products you need at prices you can afford.
Mind the Gaps
Air leaks are a major source of heat loss, and they can also cause your heating bill to skyrocket. Whether you call on a professional energy auditor or perform an inspection on your own, checking for gaps and other heat loss sources can save you money and create a warmer environment this fall and winter. Common spots for air leaks include areas around fireplaces, doors, and windows. Caulk or otherwise seal these areas, and make sure they’ve been properly installed.
If your windows are old and outdated, then you may want to consider investing in a window installation for your home. Energy-efficient windows are a great way to improve your home’s value while also improving your energy retention, and you can also add the style you’ve always wanted. You should consider purchasing new windows if any of the following problems are occurring:
- Difficulty opening or closing
- Window cranks are hard to operate
- Signs of wear on sills, frames, or jambs
Skip the plastic film this year, and enjoy the warmth of draft-free, energy-efficient windows for years to come with our lifetime warranty.
Easy Home Heating Hacks
- Harness the sun’s heating power by opening curtains to let the warmth and light in during the daytime. Be mindful of where the sun is shining, and close your curtains as the sun sets to ward off drafts.
- Reverse the direction of ceiling fans to distribute warm air throughout your home; you’ll find the switch on the fan’s base, near the ceiling.
- Keep your fireplace damper closed when not in use to prevent heat loss, and install a blower to heat the room more efficiently.
Replace Your Siding
You may not think of the winter months as the perfect time to repair or invest in a vinyl siding installation. However, broken or damaged siding can allow heat to escape from your home, making the interior uncomfortable and causing your heating bills to go through the roof. Properly maintained vinyl siding is weather-resistant and insulating, so give our vinyl siding installation experts a call if your siding is showing signs of disrepair. We’ll help you find the perfect product for your home, even if it’s the middle of December.
From expert window installation to opening your curtains and letting the sun shine in, there are plenty of easy ways to stay warm this winter. Keep an eye on our blog page to read future posts in which we’ll continue to provide you with easy and affordable ways to keep yourself warm this winter.
For help with bigger projects like replacing your vinyl siding or installing replacement windows, contact a member of Blue Springs Siding and Windows through our website or come by our showroom. We help homeowners in and around Liberty protect their homes and retain their comfort throughout the year.