Being a homeowner in Edmonton often involves a struggle to keep your heating costs down during the winter time. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to lowering your heating bills when it’s cold outside. A big part of the work performed by the Edmonton roofers at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. involves making homes more energy-efficient and less costly to heat. Here are some tips from our Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors:
– Turn down the thermostat
You don’t have to force yourself to live in an uncomfortably cold home, but turning down the thermostat even one or two degrees lower than you usually have it can help you save some money. Consider turning it down even lower at night time when everyone is sleeping, and try to remember to lower the temperature when leaving the house as well.
– Regularly change your furnace filter
An inefficient furnace is going to have to work harder to heat your home to the desired temperature. It is recommended that you change your furnace filter at least once a month to ensure optimal furnace operation.
– Let in the sunlight
During the day, open up the blinds on any south-facing windows in your home to take advantage of free heating from the sun. Your furnace won’t have to work quite as hard during daylight hours.
– Weatherproof your windows
Though windows can let in plenty of warm sunlight, they can also let in a lot of cold air if they are too drafty. One of the easiest solutions for drafty windows is a weatherproofing plastic film that you should be able to find at just about any home hardware store. The film is quick and simple to install, and acts like an extra window pane once it’s up.
– Upgrade your attic insulation
Homes lose a good deal of heating energy through the attic. If you have a hard time maintaining the temperature in your home, then poor attic insulation could be the culprit. Consider having it upgraded or entirely redone.
– Keep your roof well maintained
Even if your attic is properly insulated, a damaged roof that is in need of repairs or replacement is still going to contribute to a great deal of air exchange between your home and the outside. If your roof is still in relatively good condition but just in need of some fixing up, then you’ll benefit greatly from professional roof repair in Edmonton. However, if your roof is pushing three decades and starting to develop major problems such as leaks, then your best option is likely a roof replacement. Investing in roof repairs or into a brand new roof will pay off with lower heating and cooling bills in the long term.
With 60 years of experience and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. is one of the most trusted roofing companies in Edmonton. If you’re in need of roof repair or roof replacement, don’t hesitate to contact us today.