Preparing For Fall
Posted on 09-26-2022
Fall has arrived as we say goodbye to the warm, sunny days of summer. While the days are still warm, now is a good time to prepare your home for the cooler months ahead.
Have your furnace inspected - Make sure your furnace is running efficiently with an inspection to ensure a problem-free winter and energy savings. This may be a good time to upgrade an old unit.
Seal cracks and leaks - You can gain quite a savings by caulking and weather stripping cracks around windows and doors. Keep the cold outdoor air from seeping indoors. According to U.S. Department of Energy, you can save 5 to 30 percent by sealing up cracks.
Cover your pool - A pool cover can reduce your pool heating costs by over 50 percent by reducing evaporation.
Remove window screens - Keep your screens clean and safe from snow and debris by storing them during the winter months. Wind, snow and ice can cause tears in screens.
It's worth the time and effort to get your home ready for the fall and winter seasons. Your energy bill will be better for it.
Did You Know?
Today the United States is the second largest producer of hydropower - Canada being the largest. There are 75,185 dams in the U.S. but less than 3 percent are used for hydroelectric generation. Between 8 and 12 percent of U.S. electrical generation is produced by hydropower and only about one-fifth of the electricity produced around the world.