The change in the color of leaves and the change in weather brings crispy and cold environment. This shows that winter is close to us again. It is important for us to take a proper look at our home if we wish to avoid the expensive cost that comes with the rising energy cost and heating bills in the long run. Most often people make the mistake of believing that their house is still new and won’t require any maintenance – but that is not always the case. Home improvement will potentially prevent larger more expensive cost that comes with the full blast of the winter season.
But don’t worry too much, we are all going to be stuck together with the winter. Here are some easy home improvement tips to save you money this winter.
Use of air movers to get rid of mold
Use air movers and exhaust to get rid of mold in the kitchen, bathroom and other areas of the home. Air movers should be used in an area that accumulate excessive moisture of the air.
When they are set in a clockwise motion during the chilly winter months, it helps to pull cold air up and then draw the warmer air downward. This will help keep the home warmer. With good air circulation, moisture won’t have a chance to sit and promote the growth of mold.
Use a programmable and lower thermostat setting
Using a programmable thermostat with a lower setting can help save some energy bill. Using a thermostat with a lower setting can also help you to keep the home warmer and save up to 3 percent on all your billing cost over a 24 hour period. With the help of this programmable thermostat. You can easily program the heater to come up before you wake up and then cool down when you are about to leave the house. This helps you to save some of your monthly energy bills
Seal the leaks on your floors
Sealing the leaks before winter arrives is a great way to save heating bills. Also, it is important to take a look at your hardwood floor or carpet threadbare. This flooring item helps to keep the room comfortable and heated during this winter period. Detecting leaks and covering it up will also improves the home and save energy cost. Places to look out for leaks should include around the attics, the doors, places where cables and wires were passed from to the house and the windows. Add additional layers of insulators in those openings so as to make your home more eco-friendly and comfortable.
Keep radiators and vents clean
Make sure that large objects do not block your radiator. Also, pay close attention to your vent. Clean the radiators and vents to eliminate allergen and dust. When the radiator and vent are clear and kept clean, it allows air to circulate around the house freely. This reduces cost since you get the full benefit of the radiator and vent – while placing less strain on the furnace. Also, make sure the exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen are used rarely. Turn them off when you are through. With this home improvement tip, you can keep your room warm and promote equal heat radiation keeping you home safe in the process.
Pay close attention to your windows
Retaining all energy and heat is paramount. A recent study shows that 18-30% of your house heat is lost through the window. Keep the blinds and curtains closed at night and when the sun is not shining. This will reduce heat loss.
During the day when the sun is shining, open the blinds and curtain facing the position of the sun to allow it to heat up the room and keep the house warm. Get a blanket to cover openings in the windows or uncovered windows or blinds when the temperature is cold and also at night.
Maintaining your home can help you save cost and keep your mind at rest. Doing the home improvement tips that we have discussed will drastically reduce energy and heat cost to the barest minimum. Working on your home this period can also be a good way to keep yourself busy this period rather than just sitting and watching the television or brooding over the situation. With this, you can now beautify your house, save energy cost while keeping yourself busy.