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How Can You Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Winter?

When you think about the efficiency of your home, you likely think about how effectively and efficiently certain appliances work in your home, such as your HVAC systems. Maybe you even think about your indoor air quality—how having a humidifier or dehumidifier in your home can help your climate control system work as it should with less effort.

What if there were one simple, but very effective, way you could make your home more energy efficient though, in addition to ensuring the professional installation of highly-efficient systems? What if the secret was your front door? Keep reading to discover what we mean.

Weather Stripping

The most common way for homes to lose energy is through the front door. This is especially true if you have old, degrading weather stripping, or no weather stripping at all. This is places along all four sides of a door in order to provide a seal with the door is closed.

Proper weather stripping keeps out environmental hazards, such as ran or dust, while keeping heat and air inside. It’s important to realize that over time, a door can shift in its frame, moving out of alignment with this weather stripping, or the stripping can wear down on its own and can create a gap.

Fortunately, weather stripping is easy for the average homeowner to put up. Of course, sometimes a door may just be old or might have been poorly placed to begin with. If this is the case you may want to considering replacing your front door, or repairing it if possible. You may be surprised to see how much this can save you in energy costs, since you won’t have wasted conditioned air leaking out of your house.

For more great tips and expert heating services throughout Waverly, IA and beyond, contact Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. today.

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