At Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton, we’re looking forward to the holiday season, the changes in the weather, and the prospect of what’s to come in the New Year. To help you improve your Dayton home’s energy efficiency in the coming year, we have organized some ideas that Dayton homeowners can implement immediately:
- Check furnace filters monthly and replace or clean them when needed, depending on the type of filter you have. High-quality pleated paper filters do a great job filtering small particulates and allergens. A clean filter means your furnace does not have to work as hard!
- If they are not sealed properly, doors and windows can leak heat. Keep moisture and cold air out by caulking around the exterior. Use a waterproof, flexible, and paintable caulk. Weather stripping is also a good idea, especially for doors.
- If your fireplace has an open firebox, consider adding glass fireplace doors to prevent heat from escaping. You can also purchase special fireplace blankets to cover openings when not in use.
- Does your home have high ceilings? Use a ceiling fan on a “winter” setting to distribute heat around the room, saving energy and making the space more comfortable.
- A programmable thermostat will help you regulate the temperature, turning up the heat when you’re about to come home and turning it down overnight.
Please incorporate some of these tips this winter.Energy savings, lower utility bills, and a more comfortable Dayton home. What’s not to like?