Month: January 2018

A Homeowner’s Guide to Winter Maintenance

Winter is coming—that means it’s time to start preparing your home for the cold weather that lies ahead. For most, the winter months signify a time to crank up the heat and cozy up with your family at home on chilly nights. Here are some tips for keeping your heater in good condition, fight germs, and prevent that stuffy feeling that can often come with hunkering down at home. Subscribe Check the seals on your windows and doors This is another way to save big on energy costs during the winter. Even a small break in a window’s seal can result in money going out the window (literally!). In fact, according to EnergyStar.gov, you can save up to 10% of energy costs simply by ensuring your home is properly sealed and insulated.[1] Check all of the windows and doors in your home for drafts around the edges and, if you detect airflow, call a repairman or look into a DIY solution to keep the warm air in your home and the cold air out. Have …