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December 22, 2017
It’s finally getting cold outside and you’re probably putting on your favorite winter gear so that you can go out and enjoy the weather. But do you really want to be facing the cold inside your home? If your home is regularly cold and drafty at this time of the year, you might be tempted to spend all of your holiday gift money on a temporary fix. However, smart home upgrades are what will have the most significant impact on how cozy your home is this holiday season.
Your Checklist for a Cozier Home
Improving home comfort is simpler than you might think. Here are a few steps you should take for a cozier home this holiday season.
1. Schedule an Energy Audit
A home energy audit will tell you if your home is functioning as it should and point you to solutions that will make temperatures consistent throughout your home. Scheduling an energy audit is really the best first step you can take if you want greater home comfort, lower energy bills, better indoor air quality, and a safer home for you and your family.
2. Air Seal to Close Holes and Gaps
Even the most well-built homes can have small holes in their exterior which create drafts of cold air and allow valuable heat to escape. Air sealing eliminates these air leaks and keeps cold winter air out.
3. Insulate to Keep the Cold Out
When your home is well insulated, your heating system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep you warm. Replacing old and inefficient insulation with the proper amount of high-performance insulation will keep cold winter temperatures outdoors from influencing the temperatures indoors.
4. Schedule Heating Maintenance
If it’s been awhile since your furnace had a tune up, now is a good time to schedule heating maintenance. Maintenance will optimize your heating system for better performance, ensuring you and your family stay warm all winter long.
5. Zone Your Home
Wouldn’t it be great if you could keep everyone in your home happy and comfortable with a customized home heating solution? With a home zoning system, you can have complete control over the temperatures in specific areas of your home.
6. Test Your Indoor Air Quality
Home comfort isn’t just about temperature; it’s also about the quality of the air you breathe at home. Consider having your indoor air quality tested to make sure you and your family are breathing clean air. If you do have indoor air quality issues, we can recommend solutions such as air sealing, specialized filter systems or ventilation to improve the air quality in your home.
Get Ready for the Holidays with Greiner
Improving your home can be daunting, especially if you aren’t sure which steps to take first. This holiday season, let Greiner help you create a cozy home. As home performance experts, we take pride in helping homeowners make their homes as comfortable and efficient as possible. We’ll help you understand exactly what your home needs and recommend solutions that will deliver real results.