Summer is officially coming to a close. With cold temperatures on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about weather-proofing your home for the incoming winter. While Florida tends to have warmer winters, temperatures still drop. Heating costs even during a mild winter can be surprisingly high if a home is not correctly prepared for the weather. Here are some ways to keep the heat in and the cold out this winter.
- Keep the thermostat low. It can be tempting to turn the heat on full blast when it starts to get cold. However, to save money, it’s best to increase the temperature incrementally. You might feel warm enough with it set on 75 – no reason to go all the way up to 80 and waste money. Turn down your thermostat a few degrees during the night, when you’ll be under the covers and less likely to be cold. Be sure not to turn it off altogether if temperatures are going to dip below freezing; this cold cause your pipes to freeze.
- Install storm windows. Indian River Glass offers high-quality storm windows that keep out the cold temperatures and protect your home from high winds. Storm windows lead to significant savings on the heating bill. Alternatively, prepping your windows with plastic film is an option.
- Look for insulation opportunities. Cracks and holes in the walls are opportunities for cold air to come in and warm air to seep out. It’s important to patch these up. Improperly installed doors and windows are common routes for heat to escape. Indian River Glass offers door and window installations that take the weather into account, providing the insulation your home needs.
- Close off a room. If you won’t be using a room much during the winter, there’s no reason to heat it. Seal up the room. This will lead to big savings on heating costs.
Don’t skimp on weather-proofing your home for winter. Call Indian River Glass today.