Congrats on buying a new house in Pomona, CA. It is a pretty exciting time, and as you transform the house into your own home, you need to do whatever you can to make it truly yours. While there are fun ways to make it your own, including interior decorating, implementing your own color pallet and upgrades around the house, there are other upgrades you need to make designed to save you money each and very winter. Winterizing tips make it possible to do just that.
Caulk and Weather Stripping
Look around your windows. This is especially the case on older homes (or at least dated windows). Cracks form around the windows. These slight cracks can drop the energy efficiency of your home HVAC unit 5 to 30 percent annually and especially in the winter. So, fill in these cracks with caulk. For thicker gaps or spaces around doors, pick up some new weather stripping.
It is never a bad time to add new insulation to your home. Plus, the federal government provides grants and tax credits reimbursing you for up to 30 percent of the cost. From the walls in your home to the roof in your attic, this is a major money saver.
Insulate the Pipes
Almost everyone knows someone who’s pipes have frozen, such as when they went on vacation, leading to a burst pipe. This is a major financial burden to clean up from. You can avoid this and also save money on your hot water by insulating the pipes.
Like the pipes, you want to insulate the ductwork. This is more important if you have exposed ducts. It reduces heat loss and improves energy efficiency.
From our experts at THINK Insurance & Financial Services, we want to help you save money on your home energy bills. These winterizing tips are not difficult to perform or time consuming, but each is going to save you substantially all year.