Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
The cold season in Casper can really send your utility bills soaring. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to prep your home for the cold and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get stuck in window sills
and shifting parts of windows or doors —and this can cause closing
problems. Clean these areas with a dry paintbrush to make
a packed seal and increase window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Loose
weather stripping can let cold air in and lower the temp of
your home’s environment. Be sure to fasten or change
any unattached weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Casper
area and intense sunlight can form openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Consult with a
local professional to decide if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be applied to your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Broken or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may let cold air to escape
into your home. Confer with a expert
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of defense
from intense weather and also help lower
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not operating
well, it may be time for replacement doors.
old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have out-dated
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying extra to heat your home. Fresh doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with insulating
argon can help save
money all year. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help insulate your home from cold