Older houses were not made with energy efficiency in mind. That, combined with the natural aging of your home, may lead to a drafty house and significantly higher heating and cooling bills than you would like. If this is the case, you have several options: deal with a drafty home and pricey energy bills, move, install replacement windows, remodel, or have some fun with weatherstripping.
We are guessing that you may be in favor of the last and, not surprisingly, cheapest home improvement solution listed above.
Even a little draft can cost you big bucks. In fact, air leaks account, on average, for 30-40% of the heat lost from your home. That is a lot of wasted energy! So you can see why making your home as airtight as possible is your first step in fighting high energy bills. This is where weatherstripping can help. It seals the gaps around doors, windows and other areas of your house, preventing air infiltration and increasing your home’s energy efficiency.
You should place weatherstripping around:
• All exterior doors
• Attic openings
• All operable windows
So what are you waiting for? Start weatherstripping so you can start saving money!
If you have any questions, contact Farnen & Dermer by calling 410-902-0020 or click here today!
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We provide quality service all over Maryland, from Baltimore City and Baltimore County to Owings Mills, Reisterstown, and everywhere in between. Our professionally-trained staff is fully equipped to handle all of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system and comfort accessory questions.