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How to improve your home's energy efficiency this winter

Winter is fast approaching, which means that you will soon be spending more money to keep your home warm and comfortable. The only thing that is more predictable than snow during the cold months ahead is the fact that your monthly utility bills will skyrocket as you depend more heavily on your household heating system. But the truth is, there are plenty of ways you can reduce those expenditures by making a few inexpensive upgrades to your home.

The first thing you will want to make sure of is that your walls are well-insulated, particularly in areas of the home that are vulnerable to air leaks. You don't want to be spending money on heating only to have that warm air quickly escape outside. Insulating the walls of your attic and basement, among other rooms, will go a long way to improving your residence's energy efficiency and reducing your spending every month.

Low-flow water fixtures are also a great way to save money. If you aren't sure which ones can be replaced - or how to do it without causing any damage - be sure to schedule an appointment with an Arlington plumber from John C. Flood. You can save hundreds of gallons of water, not to mention hundreds of dollars each year, by making sure that no more water is used up than is absolutely necessary. New shower-heads and faucets will work very nicely in this capacity.

If you are looking to make other improvements to your home to save money this winter, schedule an appointment as soon as possible with John C. Flood today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about the services we offer.