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First Time Homeowners Winter Tips

Winters aren’t too rough in the Ballground, GA area, but the decrease in temperature still lead to a rise in energy costs. There are ways to combat this increase in expenses. You’ll just need to do an inspection of your new home and make a few changes. 

Insulate Your Home

One of the best ways to save money is to insulate your home. Make sure you check for leaks in your current insulation and gaps under doors and around windows. Other common locations for leaks are around a dryer vent or around  electrical wiring. It won’t hurt to put insulation around the pipes in your home in order to keep them warm. This will save you money because the pipes will be less likely to burst. You may be able to get a free to little cost inspection of your home to look for air leaks depending on where you call. 

Open Faucets

Make sure all faucets in your home are open. This prevents air locks. 

Check Your HVAC Equipment

Even if you don’t use your HVAC equipment that much in the winter, it’s important to make sure you keep the filters changed or cleaned because of how much you used it during the summer. 

Blankets and Heater

Just in case it gets cold and use power, you should always be prepared. It won’t hurt to have extra blankets, a space heater and a generator, so you stay warm and so do the pipes in your home. This prevents them from getting too cold when your house gets too cold, especially in the case of a long power outage. 

Contact the Sanford Group today at 678-454-0661 to determine the best level of coverage for your home for all seasons. 

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