Home winterizing tips

Real Estate Agent with Sopris Realty

Some other low-cost home winterizing tips:
Use a programmable thermostat. When installed and used correctly, you may be able to save $180 each year.
Get a tune-up for your furnace and change your furnace filter monthly. Clean filters create better air flow, while dirty filters can hike energy usage.
Reduce drafts by sealing air leaks and add insulation to keep precious heat from escaping. The EPA estimates that homeowners can typically save up to 20 percent of heating and cooling costs (or up to 10 percent of total energy costs) by air sealing their homes and adding insulation in attics, floors over crawl spaces, and accessible basement rim joists.
Get a window insulation kit from the hardware store to keep drafts at bay.

Comments (2)

Roy Giordano - Top Real Estate Expert
RE/MAX Central, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge NJ - Marlboro, NJ
Top Agent Marlboro NJ, Marlboro/Manalapan Homes

Hi Brad,

Good tips, I should use some of these myself.

Thanks for posting.


Nov 27, 2009 02:38 AM
Richard Dolbeare
Inactive - Wailuku, HI
Living the Hawaii Lifestyle

Hi Brad.  Thanks for your tips and I think I'm done before I start.  No thermostat, no furnace, and no insulation!  Life is good!


Nov 27, 2009 03:37 AM