Winter is Coming: Is Your Home Ready?

October 10, 2019

It may feel like summer outside, but Old Man Winter is just around the corner. There are steps you can take while the weather is still warm to prepare your home for cooler temperatures. Follow these tips to help avoid drafts and save money during the colder months:

  • Make sure your home is insulated to adequate standards. Properly installed insulation in walls, floors and attics regulates temperatures throughout the house.
  • Replace broken window glass, worn weather stripping and improperly fitting doors.
  • Install a tight-fitting damper in your chimney and keep it closed when the fireplace is not in use. When dampers are open, they allow the natural draft of chimneys to pull heated air from inside your home.
  • Check your electric company’s website for an online tool to perform a home energy audit. FirstEnergy customers can access the company’s Home Energy Analyzer.

Blocking and sealing air leaks is one of the easiest steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your home and the performance of your heating system. For more weatherization tips, visit the Energy Saver website*.

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