March 18, 2021
Winter

When you conserve heat, you can save a considerable amount of money on your energy bills. Heating your home makes up a large portion of your winter energy bills. There are several ways to keep heat in your house.

Caulk Cracks

Heat leaves your home through cracks in doors, windows, and other openings. Seal cracks using silicone, which is effective and long-lasting. A tube of caulk is inexpensive and will quickly pay for itself. You can also insulate wall outlets and light switches to keep heat inside.

Weather Stripping

You can buy weather stripping at any home improvement store. It’s self-adhesive and easy to install. You can apply it to the tops, sides, and bottoms of your doors and windows. You can also apply door sweeps to the bottom of doors so that air can’t escape.

Put Plastic on Unused Doors and Windows

If you have any doors or windows you don’t use in the winter, seal them off with plastic. You can buy kits for doors and windows at big-box stores. If buying a kit is too expensive, you can hang a blanket to reduce drafts.

Attic Insulation

Most houses don’t have enough attic insulation. In North Dakota, you should have attic insulation rated R-49. Use weather stripping or pieces of insulation to seal your attic entry.

Let the Sun In

The sun can be a free source of heat in the winter if it shines through windows. Take advantage of this by opening window coverings on sunny days. This conserves heat that would otherwise need to be supplied by your heater.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

You can conserve heat by upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat. Both can be effective ways to keep your home comfortable while keeping your heating costs down.

Cass County Heating, Inc in West Fargo, ND, can help you conserve heat. We install, repair, and tune-up heaters and air conditioners. Our company can also help improve your home’s indoor air quality. Call us today to find out more.

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