What is one of the biggest threats to keeping our homes in tip-top shape? Yep, you guessed it: The Weather. There are plenty of things you can do to keep the structure of your home safe and keep utility costs down.
- Use technology. You can easily save up to $100 or more a year in heating and cooling costs by installing a programmable thermostat.
- Insulate the basement and the attic. What’s the climate like? It doesn’t matter, if you live in a cold region or a warm region, even in a region where it’s cold and warm all year. Every spring and fall you should check to make sure there aren’t any cracks or gaps that allow inside air out or outside air in.
- Ventilation! Can’t underestimate how important it is in the home. This especially true around the dryer over the stove and in the bathroom. Proper ventilation will hope control costs.
- Make sure you have the right paint on the exterior of your home. Moisture can seep into the paint and cause mold and mildew to take a root. Choosing the right paint formulated for the conditions where you live can make all the difference.
Weatherproofing your home today can save you lots of money on home maintenance and repairs in the future.