Time to winterize your home
Jennifer Auh talks to experts on how to winterize homes efficiently. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
A lot of people procrastinate, when it comes to winterizing their home, but fall is the perfect time to do it, before it gets really chilly.
Experts told us you can save hundreds to thousands of dollars on utility bills every year, by winterizing your home efficiently.
Workers at Home Depot said anyone can do it, and many customers come in, complaining of high heating bills in the winter.
Tom Szurgot, a Home Depot Hardware Associate, said it’s important to make sure your pipes and walls are insulated. He said to also inspect your air filter, gutters, doors, attic, and garage. Then check on your heater, chimney, and windows.
If you need to buy new windows all together, he said look for the ones with the 'Energy Star' logo, because it will keep your house warmer and save you money.
The number of products to keep your house safe and warm in the winter seems endless, but experts said the key is to find one that works for you.
With daylight saving time coming soon, firefighters also remind folks to change smoke alarm batteries. They said its easiest to make a habit of doing it twice a year at each time change.
If you want to learn more on how to winterize your home, here is a link with steps on how to do it yourself: energystar.gov
Then just click on home improvement section, and then there are options on that page, such as ‘assessing your home’, ‘seal and insulate,’ and ‘heating and cooling efficiently.’