Given the frigid cold temperatures most of us experienced last week, it’s understandable that your furnace was working overtime—but was it working harder than it had to? If some areas of your home were colder than others—or if it felt like cold draft were leaking through—it may be time to check the energy efficiency of your windows and doors before the Polar Vortex returns.
This blog post from Homestars offers a good list of options to help you reduce heat loss in your home without full-on replacing your windows and doors. For instance, sometimes a simple recaulking—or investment in more energy-efficient window coverings—is all it takes to reduce your heating bill. Additionally, window film can be an excellent option for keeping the cold air out—you can buy it online and apply it yourself or, if you’re dealing with a lot of windows (or large ones), some professionals will come to your home to apply it for you.
Have you tried any of these energy-saving measures? Did they work for you?