Inspect Your Home
Inspect Your Home and Save Energy Dollars
The Fall season is an excellent time of year to complete some outside jobs. The high heat and humidity of summer have passed and cooler temperatures have arrived, creating a comfortable environment for yard work. Leaves will certainly need to be raked and bagged, the gutters will need to be cleaned and bulb beds prepared in anticipation of Spring blossoms.
The Fall is also an excellent time to inspect your home for areas of potential heat loss. You might give a close look to your windows and doors. They may benefit from some weather stripping or perhaps some caulking around the frames. Storm windows or multi-track windows should be inspected for broken seals that fog window panes when temperatures drop, an indication of heat loss.
If you’ve been putting off checking attic insulation for proper levels of protection, you may wish to do it this Fall before you start heating your home. Similarly, a Fall furnace inspection for reasons of safety and energy efficiency may be something to consider.
In addition to conserving natural resources, namely the energy used to heat your home this winter, energy experts cite the savings you can accrue by doing some of the tasks I’ve mentioned. Experts view home weatherization projects as good investments for home owners. In most cases, the conservation measures you do on your home will pay for themselves via the energy dollars you’ll save during the winter home heating season. If you have whole house air-conditioning, the cost savings will continue year round.