Winter has finally set in here in Denver, with freezing temperatures and snowy weather. As Old Man Winter is settling in, we want to keep the cold out, and the warm heat in. Keeping the heat in your home makes your life more comfortable, while also keeping your heating expenses down. Heat loss in your home means that your house is not retaining the heat, and instead, it is escaping outside. Keeping your utility costs down this winter by reducing the amount of heat loss will make your wallet happy.
Ensure your home stays warm and comfortable all season long by making your home more energy-efficient. Taking a few simple steps can help you reduce the energy loss in your home and reduce your heating bills.
Keep Your Colorado Home Safe and Warm this Winter Season
Residential energy bills are on the rise this year, in fact, according to the Colorado Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate, your Xcel Energy bill could rise as much as 54% over last year.
Check your insulation in the attic
Heat rises, and if your attic is not insulated properly, all of that precious warm air will escape your home. If you are not able to safely check the insulation in your attic, contact a professional who can do an in-home evaluation.
Insulate your walls
If you have an older home, chances are that there is little insulation in your walls. Typically, exterior walls need to be six inches thick, while older homes may only have 4 inches. Adding blown-in insulation is a quick, easy and efficient option. Contact an insulation expert for an in-home estimate and evaluation.
Are your windows not fitting properly, difficult to open/close, or warped? It’s easy to tell on a cold winter day if your windows are leaking precious warm air. Single-pane glass is much less efficient than double-pane insulated glass. Choosing a vinyl replacement window like Vinylmax is a cost-effective and efficient solution while at the same time adding beauty, and comfort to your Denver home.
Replacing your Front Entry Door
If your door feels like it is allowing cold air into your home, it is a good sign that your entry door needs to be replaced. Replacing your front door with a fiberglass or steel door can ensure that cold air doesn’t step into your home while giving your home an upgraded look and amazing curb appeal.
Sealing areas in your home
Warm air can escape through small cracks and spaces. Check around your sink pipes, appliance ducts, and chimney for areas that could be re-sealed or caulked to prevent warm air from escaping. Energy.gov has some great tips on how to reduce the number of air leaks in your home to cut your heating costs this winter!
The Team at New Windows for America is Ready to Help You!
We are ready to help you add beautiful, energy-efficient windows and doors to your home today and help you ensure you don’t incur any unnecessary heat loss in your home this winter. The bonus is that you will enjoy the benefits of your replacement windows all year long! We are happy to work with you on finding the best kitchen window replacement for your Colorado home and are offering you a free in-home estimate.
Contact our New Windows for America Team today and get a FREE In-Home Estimate.