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How you can save energy in your home this winter

The United States is going through a cold snap, with many parts of the country experiencing subzero temperatures. This is bad news for homeowners, as it means an increased reliance on the heating system that already sees a rise in use throughout the winter. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can improve your household and make it as energy-efficient as possible to help you save money over the next few months. You don't want to be paying more than you need just to be comfortable in your residence.

The first thing you will need to do is inspect the windows and doors of your home to see if there are any leaks. You can lose up to half of your home's heating through small cracks that can often go unnoticed unless you are keeping an eye out for them. If you should see that there is a problem with air leaks in your house, you should to call in a Fairfax, VA contractor to help plug up the holes and allow your home to retain its heat. As soon as you fix this issue, you will notice your energy bills begin to fall consistently.

You should also be sure to keep an eye on your home's HVAC system to see if it is running at its full efficiency. If there are clogs in any of the air ducts they will need to be repaired immediately, as this blockage will cause the system to run faster and cost you more money in the process. As long as you keep an eye out, you will be able to catch any problems before they become a disaster.

If you are looking to make improvements to your home, be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible with John C. Flood.