The Polar Vortex is ready to strike again. News of the upcoming weather whispers the possibility of snow and cold by this weekend, and it has most of us wondering what we will experience THIS winter. Because it always seems to catch everyone off-guard, our team at One Stop Decorating has put together a short list to prepare our friends and neighbors in the Kansas City area with some tips for energy efficiency to keep you warmer over the next few months.
Put On a Sweater!
It’s time to get the warm clothes out! Wearing even a ‘light’ sweater can save 1-2% off of your heating bills, while a ‘heavy’ one can save 3-4%. If you are looking for small ways to increase the energy efficiency in your home, and possibly save you and your spouse from another argument about “Who turned up the thermostat again?!?!”, look no further than your closet!
Keep the Cold Out!
Do you know that your home can lose up to 50% of its heating and cooling energy through the windows? Increase your home’s energy efficiency and your family’s comfort this winter season with energy efficient window coverings. These are some of our favorites…
Prevent drafts, circulate warmer air, use the natural sunshine during optimal times of day while providing a beautiful look for your home? Yes, please! You will love all of the options your family has with the energy efficiency of window coverings.
Your Ceiling Fans Will Help!
Many of us forget about this tip for energy efficiency: Change the direction of your ceiling fan blades. Do you know about the little switch on your ceiling fan? Designed to change the direction of your blades to pull the cool air up, so your room feels warmer, the blades of your fan should be turning clockwise when it’s cold outside. Just a low setting will add energy efficiency to your home with this simple trick.
Small Steps Can Make a Big Difference.
Maybe it’s time for an upgrade to your thermostat, or maybe it’s just time for you to adjust the settings again, based on your current schedule. You should reevaluate how much heat your home needs during different phases of the day. Besides that, it’s probably time for you to change your furnace filter again, especially if you can’t remember the last time you did it. Help increase the energy efficiency of your home with these small steps to make a big difference.
Let Us Help You Increase Your Energy Efficiency!
This is the time of year to start thinking about increasing the energy efficiency of your home. Let us help! Your windows play a big part in keeping your home at a consistent temperature. Will you settle for drafty and cool, or take action for warm and cozy? With options for any size window, along with an assortment of amazing benefits, we can help you transform your home. Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation.