Here are some home maintenance tips for Labor Day weekend. If you can spare a few minutes from your busy weekend, these tips can save you money this winter. Labor Day marks the end of summer, and the beginning of cooler weather.
Homeownership takes work, it doesn’t have to be a lot if you slowly take care of things throughout the year. Here are a few things we recommend getting done this Labor Day weekend.
Seal Your Home
Check your windows, doors, and other home openings for drafts. Once you find the drafts seal them off with either caulk, weather stripping, door sweeps, or other tools that prevent air flow. Check your garage door seal to make sure it’s still doing its job. A sealed home keeps warm air in the house and money in your pocket!
Insulate Your Home
Add insulation to help reduce heating costs this winter. Check the attic and add insulation into places that are low. Most of your homes heat is lost through the roof, so insulate your attic well.
Service Your Furnace & Replace Filters
Increase the efficiency of your furnace by having it professionally cleaned and replace the filters. If you replace the filters frequently, you will get better airflow.
Buy a Programmable Thermostat
You can save a lot of money by purchasing a programmable thermostat that automatically drops the temperature in the house at night. By programming a thermostat, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to manually adjust the temperature before bed. We hope you enjoyed our home maintenance tips for Labor Day weekend.
Once you do some housework, enjoy a nice Labor Day BBQ!
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