- Tim Kraemer
Keeping Your Heating Costs Down
Living in Wisconsin guarantees that you will need to heat your home during the winter months. Since there’s no getting around the fact that you’ll have to heat your home, you might as well try your best to make sure you are efficiently doing so.
Did you know that the cost of heating accounts for approximately 42% of the energy used in a typical Wisconsin home? Heating costs are usually the single largest household expense, especially being that gas and fuel oil prices shift seasonally.
Below are four improvement you can make throughout your home to cut heating cost this winter.
Improvement #1: Reseal gaps. Find gaps where the warm air can escape and close them off. Check caulking on windows and doors and weather stripping. Check heating ducts, around light and electrical fixtures as well.
Improvement #2: Check your insulation. Did you know insulation can break down over time and develop gaps? This often happens in attics and crawl spaces.
Improvement #3: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, get your heating system maintenanced!
Improvement #4: Turn down your thermostat when you aren’t home. Turning down the heat 7-10 degrees while you are gone during the day can save you up to 10% on heating costs.
With the facts stated above it seems to make sense to invest in making your home as energy efficient as possible. A few small improvements can save you money on heating costs this winter.