North American Precis Syndicate
Taking a few simple steps now can help keep your home cozy and comfortable when the cold winds blow. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Many people may be surprised to learn that fall is actually
the most affordable season for home prep and repair projects. There’s
less demand, so homeowners enjoy breaks on equipment and services.
An easy place to begin is at the window. Cracked and warped windows can
often cause heat to escape. “Windows that produce a draft or feel cold
on the inside should be replaced,” explains Richard Kasunic,
a home repair expert with Window Nation, one of the country’s leading
window replacement companies. Modern vinyl windows fit tightly to shield
homes from wind, water infiltration and inclement weather overall. With that
said, many homeowners have older windows and are often “heating the
outside,” adds Kasunic.
“On average, homeowners spend 40 percent of their utility expense
dollars on heating and cooling,” he says. “But if new windows
aren’t in this year’s home budget, you might want to pick up
insulated curtains, window and door gap seals, and add draft snakes on
He also suggests replacing the weather stripping around doors if you see
any light around the edges. For less than $10, you can likely reduce
electrical bills throughout the year.
Beyond windows and doors, exterior outlets, plumbing and utility access, chimneys
and walkways should be sealed for unwanted holes, says Kasunic.
And homeowners should have their furnaces and roofs professionally cleaned
Finally, cover the water heater and change the furnace filter so your
furnace doesn’t have to work as hard.
If you are thinking of new windows, Kasunic
agrees that this is the best time for both availability and price.
For further facts and advice, go to www.windownation.com.
““Windows that produce a
draft or feel cold on the inside should be replaced,” explains Richard Kasunic, a home repair expert with Window Nation, one of
the country’s leading window replacement companies. http://bit.ly/2qzluax”
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