Save Money with These 4 Super-Easy Winterization Tips

Are you spending more money than you should on your energy bill each month during the winter? More than likely, you are, even if you don’t know it. Here are four ways that you can create a more energy-efficient home this winter:

  1. Replace Air Filters – Your home’s quality of air is at risk if you do not replace your air filter every month. Dirty air filters cause your air conditioning and heating system to work harder, which means a higher energy bill. Not only will replacing your air filter every month improve the air quality in your home and reduce energy costs, but it will also extend the life of your heating and air conditioning system. Plus, clean air filters will help keep your family safe from illness.
  2. Dodge the Drafts – Drafts, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, can waste as much as 30% of your energy use. Drafts can come into your home from around doors, windows, and more. Find these sources of air leaks and fix them with caulking and weather-stripping. You can create a DIY draft snake (or buy it) to place in front of a drafty door.
  3. Get a Tune-Up for Your Heating System – Just like with cars, your heating system needs to be inspected and maintained ever so often to ensure its performance. Depending on the manufacturer of your heating unit, you may be able to get a free inspection each year.
  4. Insulate Your Windows with Plastic – You can purchase a window insulation kit or get your own plastic and use a hair dryer to stick it to your windows. Alternatively, you can hire a professional to come in and take care of it for you. If you have old windows, you may want to purchase energy-efficient windows.

Not only will these items save you money on your energy bill, but also you may be able to get a tax credit when you file your taxes (especially for new, energy-efficient windows).

For more energy-saving tips or to request a quote for homeowners insurance in Chino Hills, CA, contact us today at Apollo Insurance Services.

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