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The winter is just beginning to get serious, now. So,  if you were thinking that it was a waste of time and money winterizing your house still this year, think again. We are just getting a glimpse of old man winter and he will be around for a while.

winterize_the_homeOne of the main objectives is unnecessarily high utility bills. Reducing heating bills can be an issue of air leaks in your home’s structure caused by inefficient or incorrectly installed windows or doors.

The solution is to winterize your home. Winterizing your home includes taking a close look at the source of drafts. Cold air coming into or going out of your house, especially through doors and windows.

Any air leaks in your home can allow warm humid air to escape and draw in drier colder air. A problem that exists in one part of the home can significantly effect all parts of the home. The result is colder temperatures and higher utility costs.

Energy Star says about High Energy Bills, “… it is common to trace high energy bills to an in-efficient component (windows, heating and cooling equipment, ducts insulation) of your home or a failure of one of these components to perform as intended. It is not always easy to pin-point the problem, but fixing it can make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable.”

As DIYControls says It’s Not Too Late to Winterize Your Home. They state that “Energy Star estimates that sealing the leaks around your home can help you shave as much as 20% off your heating and cooling costs.  Take the time to inspect your home’s exterior doors, windows and other outside openings (like dryer vents and wiring) for drafts and install weather-stripping and caulking where you detect cold air leaks.

Veri Construction, a NARI Certified Remodeler, installs Therma–Tru Entry door systems. As Therma-Tru says, “Fiberglass doors simply outperform wood doors and steel doors. Look at it. Touch it. Knock on it. A Therma-Tru fiberglass door looks and feels just like real wood. But it won’t warp or rot like a wood door – or dent or rust like a steel door. With very little maintenance, a Therma-Tru fiberglass door can bring your home years of durability, curb appeal and energy efficiency.”

To learn more about improving energy efficiency in your home before the Winter hits with its full fury, talk to the residential construction experts at Veri Construction