Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Gina Scarpa
Don’t let the current weather outside fool you! Winter is on its way and that means that, soon enough, we’ll all be breaking out the shovels and ice scrapers. According to The Farmer’s Almanac, temperatures in New Jersey are expected to hang in the mid 20s throughout the winter months with warmer, milder temperatures regularly. With this fluctuation in temperatures outside, it can be hard to regulate the atmosphere inside your home, which can be a pricey problem.
Turning your thermostat up and down in your home means your heating system has to work harder each time you crank up the heat. Consider this: for each degree the thermostat is turned down, homeowners can save an average of 1% on their heating bill. What if you could keep your thermostat at 68°F throughout winter months without the need for space heaters or electric blankets to keep you warm (and drive that electricity bill up)?
If your home isn’t properly insulated, then cold air has numerous access points into your home. A comprehensive energy audit can determine the areas in need of improvement, as well as the most cost-effective ways to improve efficiency. Air sealing your home will eliminate drafty, cold rooms during the winter months and, in the summertime, will keep the cool air just where you want it – inside your home! There are various types of insulation that will improve a homeowner’s comfort level as well. In the winter months, basement, garage, and floor insulation are all wise choices, as heat rises and cool air continues to enter the home through the lower levels of the home.
Dr. Energy Saver a division of DH Services Group, Inc. is the trusted expert in Monmouth County and Ocean County, NJ to help you “winterize” your home. Contact them today for a free inspection and estimate, and let them know show you where they can make the biggest impact on your overall energy consumption and efficiency. They service Holmdel, Colts Neck, Rumson, Middletown, Howell, Brick, Manasquan, Asbury Park, Neptune, Toms River, Fair Haven, Lincroft, Little Silver, Oakhurst, and the surrounding areas.