Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money.

Winter Windows

Here are just a few things you can do to increase your home’s energy efficiency and help you save big this winter.

1. Seal your windows and doors.

You would be surprised how much heat is lost through those pesky gaps around your windows and doors. This simple fix could end up saving you a TON of money. So seal up those cracks! (learn how to seal your windows from our pros here).

In addition, think about investing in energy efficient windows and doors. New windows and patio doors may cost a little bit up front, but they’ll save you money in the long run.

Madeira Bow

2. Give your furnace a tune-up.

Did you know giving your furnace a tune-up could save you 10% on your energy bill? Who knows what you could do with all those savings!

3. Reverse your ceiling fan in winter.

This may seem counter-intuitive. Turn something on and you’ll save money? It’s completely true though. If you reverse your ceiling fan so that it spins clockwise it will help trap heat inside, thus keeping your home warmer.

Kitchen Ceiling Fan

4. Layer your window treatments.

Layered window treatments aren’t just pretty, they actually help keep out the cold. So layer up and watch your energy bill go down.

5. Give in to ENERGY STAR.

This may be obvious. But, did you know switching to all ENERGY STAR appliances could save you $115 annually? That’s a nice chunk of change.

Energy Star Appliances

 

Want more energy saving tips? Read Why Should you Invest in ENERGY STAR Windows?