Did you know that a typical American household spends about $2,100 on energy bills each year? Most of the expense comes from a home’s energy use during the winter heating season. But, a quick home check up can help you with these costs tremendously.
Check Weather Stripping
Re-attach or replace missing or worn weather stripping around windows and doors. Loose weather stripping can let cool air in during the cold months and out in the summer, reducing energy efficiency.
Repair or Replace Damaged Exterior Surfaces
Cracked or deteriorated wood associated with water penetration may allow moisture or cold air to leak into your home. If you look closely for signs of moisture leakage and replace the damaged wood, it will save you from major damage later.
Reapply Caulk or Sealant Around Windows & Doors
If you make sure to reseal areas around windows an door that may have been exposed to heavy weather, it will have you a lot of money by making sure the draft is not entering the house anymore.
Replace Old Windows & Doors with Energy-Efficient ones
If you have single-pane glass, clear glass, or older windows or doors, you may be paying more to heat your home in the cooler months. Replace your old windows with energy-efficient, double or triple-pane glass versions made with insulating argon.
Parker Built Homes
At Parker Built Homes, we understand how important it is to keep things up to date on your house. We want you to have a warm and safe winter. Call us today and we can start talking about building your new home!