MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) -Energy bills during the winter season can cost a small fortune if your home isn’t properly winterized. Drafty windows and gaps around doors allow heat to escape for your home and ends up wasting your money. Experts say winterizing a home costs around $30. Weather-stripping and caulking drafty windows is a cost-saving fix.
Matt Manning, ACE Hardware Manager, says, “You have your insulation kits and the Great Stuff expanding foam. If you have thin glass or not very high-end windows, then this is going to save you a lot of money.”
Insulation kits allow homeowners to melt clear plastic around the edges of a window using a hair dryer to create a leak proof seal. Experts say you should also replace furnace filters often and check the attic for heat loss. An energy efficient attic should have 12 inches of insulation in order to retain cool air during the summer and reduce heat loss in the winter.
On average, you can save $10 per window that has been winterized over the duration of a heating season.