Keep Heat Out – Save Money! Tips from Your Window, Door & Siding Experts

June 11th, 2015 by | Print

owens-corning-pc-logo-panther-geo1361511425Summer is almost here and it’s started to get warm. Hot summer days can put a wallop on your wallet! Check out these easy energy saving tips from Trim A Seal, Your Home Improvement Source and start saving money the smart way. We’re your local window, door and siding store in Northwest Indiana since 1950.

 

Energy Saving Tips:

  • Turn off all unnecessary appliances and lights. Keep them unplugged and put your computer and monitor to sleep when it’s not being used.
  • In hot summer months keep window shades and drapes closed to keep your home cooler.
  • Close windows at night to allow cool air in. Close the windows the next morning to keep house cooler longer without using a/c.
  • Keep traditional fireplaces closed and the dampers shut when not in use.
  • Take shorter showers; cutting your shower time in half can cut your water heating costs by up to 33%.
  • Start using energy saving settings on refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.

Short Term Inexpensive Fixes:

  • Install low flow shower heads, again saving on hot water expenses.
  • Replace your furnace’s air filter before every heating season begins.
  • A programmable thermostat can save you up to 15% on your heating bill.
  • Insulate hot water pipes and ducts.
  • Make sure your water heater has an insulating blanket.
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps.
  • There are also some long term investments you can make that will help you save money all year long, by making improvements to your home. Only 20% of homes built before 1980 are efficiently insulated. Replacing siding with the proper energy efficient vinyl siding from Alcoa or Certainteed, can reduce your heating and cooling costs significantly and pay for themselves in the long run.

You might also want to consider replacing drafty old windows and doors with Energy Star approved window and entry door replacements can save homeowners between $130 and $500 a year. Plus Trim A Seal is an Owens Corning Preferred contractor and 5 Star Siding Installer in Indiana. Call our window and door installation experts to find out how.

If you live in Northern Indiana or South Chicago and are looking for replacement windows, vinyl siding, gutter protection or new entry doors, please call Trim A Seal of Indiana today at 800-217-6355 for a FREE Consultation.

Visit www.Trimaseal.com for more information and don’t forget to ask about our Low Price Guarantee.

 

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