Because the hot summers and chilly winters around Fort Wayne can place a heavy load on your air conditioner and furnace, it pays to invest in your home's energy efficiency. Weatherizing windows is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to do that.
With summer behind us and fall already heading toward winter, now's the time to start completing fall maintenance tasks in your Fort Wayne area home. One of the most important tasks is sealing air leaks while preparing for winter.
Spring is here, so summer's not too far away. After a tough winter here in the Ft. Wayne area, you know that your HVAC system has been working extra hard to keep your house warm. With hot weather on the way in the next couple of months, you’ll soon be seeking the comfort of your air conditioner. That's why there's no time like the present to schedule seasonal maintenance on your A/C system.
Perhaps you've lived comfortably in your Fort Wayne-area home for years, but you're thinking about selling your home now or sometime in the next several years. Energy efficiency upgrades may be a major upfront investment, but they can easily add appeal and value for potential buyers down the road.
You know your home has adequate insulation against winter’s chill. You also had your heating equipment cleaned and serviced. Finish the energy efficiency plan by following this guide to weatherstripping your Fort Wayne area home.
Rather than gasping when you receive your monthly energy bill, use a few winter energy-saving tips to keep cold-month home costs at bay. Some measures aren't as obvious as others; however, it's important to do everything you can to reduce your bills, maintain a comfortable home, and contribute to a greener planet. Try these winter energy-saving tips (and appreciate the fact that most of them will also reduce your cooling bills in the summer):
Many people make a habit of warming their car up by turning on the ignition and letting the car run for a while inside their garage when the air turns chilly. Even if the overhead garage door is left open while the car is running, carbon monoxide (CO) quickly accumulates in the enclosed space, and lingers after you have shut the garage door and pulled away. Air quality engineers estimate that it could take as little time as two minutes or less for lethal concentrations of the colorless, invisible fumes to fill the space. When the garage is attached to your house, any trapped CO can seep from the garage into your home and remain there for hours.