If your home always seems cold in the winter no matter how much you turn up the thermostat, following a few simple steps can save you money on energy and keep you warm at the same time! Your New Jersey movers at Harrington Moving and Storage want you to be comfortable year-round. Some simple and effective ways to prep your home for winter are:
· Add Insulation
The attics of many homes often aren’t properly insulated, and can result in colder temperatures throughout the house. Add about 12 inches of insulation in areas of your home that seem unusually cold.
· Prep Your Windows
Wash your windows to let in more sunlight during the dim winter months. Clean windows will also allow you to spot any cracks or leaks. Caulk and weatherstrip your windows to prevent heat leakage, and install storm windows for further protection against the elements.
· Insulate Pipes
Insulate pipes in unheated areas of your home, such as the garage. Protecting your pipes from freezing will prevent unwelcome breakages in the season when they’re least needed.
· Get the Furnace Vacuumed
Have your furnace vacuumed to increase clean airflow. Having a furnace that works efficiently will reduce the need to turn up the heat, thus saving you money!
· Use Gas Logs
If you use propane or natural gas for heat in the winter, gas logs are an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly alternative to burning wood. Gas logs can be used with direct vent and vent-free homes.
Harrington is your top winter moving company in New Jersey, and we’re committed to getting you relocated safely even in the most difficult weather. Contact us today to learn more about our New Jersey moving company!