Weather Proof your Home for Energy and Money savings

Weather proofing you home is vital to saving energy and money.  If the air you are heating or cooling is pouring out windows, doors, the roof or even the floor you are wasting energy and money.  A couple of ways of protecting your home are with added insulation, weather stripping doors and

Warm air travels to cold areas.  Increasing the insulation in your home helps you maintain a barrier between areas.  As the summer days get hotter, the heat is pressed into the house through the attic.  A good layer of insulation stops this progress and keeps the house cool. Isolation rive-sud or isolation nord helps you keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Insulation is a great start to stopping the air escaping from your house.  Better air sealing can also help to reduce your utility bills.  Use weather stripping around doors and windows.  If possible replace your old single pane windows with new insulated, vinyl ones.  Not only does this stop the air flow but also the noise level as well.  People have commented that new windows cut the noise out so much they miss the sound of the train or rain.  New windows make a world of difference in controlling the airflow out of the house.  If the sound cannot get in, the air cannot get out either.

Another way to conserve energy is watch your thermostat.  In warm weather your thermostat should be set to 78 degrees and 85 when no one is home.  Ceiling fans and other fans help to keep the air circulating and makes the home feel five degrees cooler.

In colder weather, warm warmer clothes and set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower during the day if you can. At night turn the heater to 55 to 60 degrees.  Make sure there is warm bedding and you will actually sleep better in the cooler temperature.

To save money and energy use isolation Montreal, isolation rive-sud or isolation nord. Consider buying new windows, use weather stripping and turn your thermostat to a reasonable temperature to keep cash in you wallet.

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