The winter can be harsh in Blaine and so can the energy bills during these months. There are ways to keep the air warm in your home without spending a fortune on utilities. Here's how you can make sure your bills don't get too high this winter.
Start with Insulation
Insulation can help to keep the warm air in without it escaping. The better the insulation for your home, the less money you will have to spend to heat your home during the winter. It's a good idea to assess your insulation depths in the attic and figure out if you need to add more in specific areas. Not only can this help you keep warm air in, but it can also help to prevent ice dams.
Blown Insulation is Best
Using blown insulation makes it possible to insulate hart to reach areas. This can make it easier to prevent ice dams, which can cause shingles to buckle or gutters to tear off. They can also cause mildew and mold problems. With blown insulation, you can save money on your utilities and prevent ice dams.
Windows and Doors
If you need new windows or doors, these could be what cause your high energy bills. Windows that don't seal properly or doors with small gaps allow cold air in, which costs you money. It's important to replace windows and doors that don't keep the warm air in and the cold air out.
Many other things can be done to ensure your energy bills don't get out of hand this winter. However, the insulation, windows and doors will make the biggest difference. You can have a professional assess your needs and make sure you're ready for this winter, if you get started soon.