Sometimes it feels impossible to save money in the winter. Your energy bills skyrocket as you try to keep your home comfortable despite the cold. Making small changes, like turning your thermostat down and opening your curtains, could help you save big on your energy bills. For a bigger impact, consider upgrading your windows, doors, and siding with energy efficient replacements from Janssen Glass. No matter how much you’re looking to save, our home improvement experts have tips on how to keep your home comfortable on a budget this winter.
Upgrade Your Windows
Consider upgrading your old, drafty windows with energy efficient replacement windows from Janssen Glass. Our windows are built with premium energy efficiency features to eliminate drafts and keep your home comfortable no matter the season. We offer double pane and triple pane windows, so you can choose between windows with the best value or the best energy efficiency. Our windows are also installed with an airtight seal to eliminate drafts and keep your home warm all winter long. The best part? You don’t have to wait until spring to start saving money! Our team is skilled in winter window installations, taking special precautions to keep your home comfortable.
Turn Down Your Thermostat
Much of your energy consumption comes from heating and cooling your home. While cranking your thermostat up will make your home feel nice and toasty, it could cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Save money by turning down your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees while you sleep at night – you could lower your energy bills by nearly 10%! To combat the cold, consider purchasing flannel sheets or adding a few layers to your bed to stay warm while you sleep. You might even consider lowering your thermostat during the day for a bigger impact.
Be Smart About Your Heat Consumption
Understandably, some homeowners might not want to lower the thermostat any more than they already have. For those homeowners, we recommend being smarter about using your heater. Heat only the areas of your home that are used frequently, like your common areas and bedrooms. Be sure all your vents are open and accessible, and shut the doors in your home to trap the heat in the area it belongs. This will reduce the strain on your HVAC system, allowing your heater to work smarter, not harder. For extra savings, consider upgrading your existing thermostat to a smart thermostat for additional control over the temperature of your home.
Insulate Your Home
Nearly one-third of your heating and cooling costs come from energy loss through drafty windows and doors. Take time to inspect your home for drafts and air leaks and seal any drafts you notice with caulk. It’s also important to insulate your home with fiberglass or foam insulation. The biggest culprits for heat loss are in your attic and basement, so take extra care to insulate those areas of your house. You can also keep your floors warm and insulated by adding throw rugs to reduce the number of cold surfaces in your home. You’ll notice an immediate difference in the comfort level of your home!
Interested in Saving Money This Winter?
When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and go over your options so you can find the best windows for your home. Schedule your in-home estimate today with Janssen Glass.