In the winter, you want to keep as much of your heated air inside your home as possible. You also want to keep all of that freezing cold air outside of your home. Your first step is to perform a DIY home energy audit or to hire an auditor to conduct a professional energy assessment to determine where your home is losing energy, then prioritize your winterization projects.
Caulk and Weatherstrip
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, simple leaks can decrease your home’s energy efficiency by 5 – 30% per year. Inspect your home for obvious places where air may be escaping, such as windows, doors, and baseboards. When you find leaks, seal them with caulk or adhesive weather stripping to save money as well as energy.
Adjust or Upgrade Your Thermostat
When you are at home and awake, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable. When you are not at home or asleep, turn your thermostat back 10° to 15° for eight hours (for every degree you lower the thermostat, you’ll save between 1 – 3% of your heating bill). A smart or programmable thermostat can make saving energy (and money) even easier.
Upgrade Your Windows and Doors
For the best savings and energy efficiency, upgrade your windows and doors. SuperiorPRO premium vinyl windows are an Energy Star rated series. They possess state of the art performance technologies such as low E glass (helps keep heated air inside and cold air outside in the winter and helps keep the cool air in and hot air out in the summer) and Argon gas (3 times as dense as air, it lies in between the glass and decreases the transfer of hot and cold air). These technologies mean more energy efficient windows that save you money with lower utility bills. We also have the perfect doors for your home, personal style, and budget. Choose from our high quality wood, fiberglass, and steel entry doors; walkway, patio, porch, or deck gliding doors; or beautiful, low-maintenance French doors. All of our door options are made of materials that provide the long lasting durability our customers deserve.
SuperiorPRO is a fully licensed and insured home improvement company that has been servicing the entire Atlanta Metro area since 1998. Locally owned and operated, we have achieved an impeccable reputation and our name has become synonymous with outstanding training, stellar customer service, and quality work performed with top of the line products. Call SuperiorPRO at 770-642-7170 today for a FREE quote on windows and doors for your home, as well as all of your other home projects such as roofing, gutters, painting, siding, or stucco repair.