4 Tips To Lower Your Energy Bills

medium_24465949Do you experience higher than normal energy costs during the winter? If you’re not sure, you’ll find some great tips in this blog that will help you determine if you could do something to lower your bills.

Paying to heat your home, whether you’re on electric, fuel, oil, wood, or propane, is just part of living in Minnesota. However, did you know that you could be paying more than you need to? If you’re unsure of what the average cost to heat a home like yours should be, follow these tips:

  • Windows – Your windows can be the biggest source of an energy leak. Leaky seams can cause your home to feel drafty and single-pane windows may not provide adequate insulation. Consider upgrading to vinyl replacement windows with double or triple panes.
  • Doors – Exterior doors lock the cold out and keep the heat in. Be sure to check the weather stripping around your doors and that they are hanging evenly. If a draft is caused by the fact that your door is old and poorly insulated, consider replacing it.
  • Insulation – Another place heat can escape your home is through the attic or roof. Take a peek up in your attic and ensure there is adequate insulation. In older homes, it’s not uncommon to find hardly any insulation to keep heat in. This is because, over time, it breaks down and compresses.
  • Get a professional opinion – If you’re unsure of what to look for, you can have a professional look at these important insulating factors for your home. They will be able to tell you exactly where it would be most valuable for you to invest dollars into your home.

Having proper insulation, doors, and windows can save you a significant amount of money on your energy bills. In fact, over time, your investment could actually pay for itself.

Contact The Chuba Company today to have your windows and doors checked. We can provide you with an estimate on the cost of replacement as well as approximately how much you can expect to save on your energy costs. Call us now before our fall schedule fills up and the temperatures drop!

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