It’s shaping up to be another cold winter here in Indianapolis, and the heating bills will soon be stacking up fast. Whether you’re renting your home or looking to sell, everyone wants to maximize energy efficiency and keep those energy bills in line. You can spend thousands of dollars trying to reduce those costs with big-ticket items like new windows, but there are lower-cost solutions that will keep you (or your tenants) warm and toasty and your energy bills low:
- Insulate the attic. An extra layer of insulation keeps the warm air inside where it belongs, and the howling winds outside.
- Seal and insulate ductwork through unfinished and unheated areas, such as the attic, garage, and crawl spaces.
- Install a programmable thermostat so you don’t overheat your house when you’re away or asleep.
- Seal air leaks around windows, doors, attic access, and recessed lights. A little caulk goes a long way!
You’ll be amazed at the difference these small tweaks can make to your home heating bill. What are you waiting for? Stay warm!