Energy Saving Tips From Muse Heating and Air
October 27, 2015
Windows and Doors
- Check weather stripping on your doors and windows for damage and a snug fit. If you see physical damage to age rubber seals or feel air moving around these areas - you need weather stripping! These areas are sources of energy loss. Lack of proper weather-stripping can cause excessive heating costs in the winter months. This is the perfect time to catch any damaged weather stripping and keep heating costs down.
- Roof and attic spaces are major sources of heat loss. This not only contributes to higher heating bills but also causes snow melt and ice dams, which in turn can produce leaks and permanent roof damage. If you had problems last year with ice dams, check if you have the proper amount of insulation and check for obstruction (bird nests) in the roof and soffit vents
- Insulate hot water pipes and warm air heat ducts in the basement. Pipes and ductwork can be wrapped in fiberglass batts, foam pipe covers or foil backed bubble wrap.
- This is a great time to look for small leaks in pipes. Don’t cover leaking pipes.
Check next week for more helpful information from Muse Heating and Air