Winterize your home

Winterize your home

Winterize your home - Paramount Equity®

Winter Decorations - Paramount Equity®Winter is here: Fido is wearing his Christmas sweater, your 2-year-old is bundled up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and you fear going to get the mail. Your home is by and large the most important investment in your life. In order to save money, keep your family warm, and keep up with your biggest investment, here are five tips to help you properly winterize your home this season.

  1. Work on the Inside — When surveying the inside of your home, look for cracks around the windows, walls, and outlets. According to the Earthworks Group, the average home in the U.S.has leaks/holes which can amount to a nine-square-foot area. So, how do we plug these potentially expensive holes? Well, you can use a standard caulking gun in instances where you can see a hole, crack, gap, or feel a draft on a windy day. As well, door sweeps can help to curtail drafts from under the door. And for inefficient windows, a company such as Duck Brand offers weatherization seals/insulation kits that will save you energy (and money). (more…)
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Winter Proofing your Home

Winter proofing your home - Paramount Equity®

Snowman outside houseJust as the coming of spring requires you to clean, winter brings its own set of challenges that you must rise to meet. You will want to ensure that your home is not only warm, but that your utility bills are kept low. Energy efficiency is an important part of winter proofing your home and can be good for your budget as well as for the environment. Winter proofing your home may also protect it from the ravages of ice and snow. In order to winter proof your home effectively, you should:

Seal Your Leaks

The most obvious step in keeping your home warm is to keep cold air out and warm air in. The average home is riddled with air leaks; there are so many that by some estimates they have the equivalent of a nine square foot hole in an exterior wall. (more…)

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