Make sure you get the most out of your windows.
Here are Some Other ways to Save Energy and Money:
- Keep gutters clog free so they drain away from home (http://www.gutter-protection.com/index.html)
- Have chimney cleaned and inspected annually to make sure damper closes tightly keeping cold air out and heat in.
- Fix any cracks or holes in siding or paint home to protect home from elements and reduce heating and cooling costs.
- Repair roof leaks as needed
- To ensure maximum air circulation and heating efficiency you need to change furnace filters at least once every 3 months.
- Set up maintenance contract with a professional to ensure your heating system works efficiently.
- Lower water heater thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and reduce utility bill by 10%.
- Contact your utility and ask if they offer any programs to help lower energy bills.
- Hire a contractor who is an energy specialist to evaluate the performance of your home and provide solutions and a list of possible improvements
- Air Sealing is one way to improve weatherization. Contact a Home Energy Rater in your area and ask if they do air sealing. Or check with U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program for a referral.
- Installing thermal insulation (either fiberglass, spray foam or cellulose) can also save you energy and money. Note: You should always have your home air sealed before you install insulation. Ask the contractor what "R-value" of insulation they will install. "R" means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulation power.