High home heating bills can put a huge damper on the budget of many families during the winter season. Saving money can feel close to impossible when there are large monthly heating bills to take care of, on top of everything else.
It’s colder and darker in the winter. We tend to use more energy by turning up the furnace, keeping the lights on, and using appliances such as ovens and stoves more than we would during other seasons.
Small changes in our daily routines at home can keep utility bills low and also help reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions.
Consider the following tips on how to conserve energy at home in the winter.
Install Energy Star® Rated Windows and Doors
Replacing your windows and doors with Energy Star® rated products is one the best way to conserve heat and reduce the amount of energy used in your home.
Work with a window and door manufacturing company such as Casa Bella Windows & Doors.
We’re your turnkey installation solution and we have four decades of serving Brampton’s windows needs who provide Energy Star® rated products to improve your home’s efficiency and lower your utility bills.
We offer upgrades on window products that can further maximize the efficiency ratings on your investment.
What are Energy Star® Rated Windows and Doors?
Energy Star Canada is a voluntary partnership between the industry and the Government of Canada to make high efficiency products readily visible and available to all Canadians.
There are three tools that consumers, businesses, and governments utilize to encourage for energy efficiency.
Those tools are:
- The Energy Efficiency Regulations of Canada that set minimum energy performance standards for energy-using products
- A strict energy-efficiency labelling program and rating system for major appliances and heating and ventilating equipment (such as doors and windows)
- The easily identifiable Energy Star system that shows consumers that the products have met or exceed technical specifications for high efficiency
At Casa Bella we take energy saving seriously. All of our windows and doors are Energy Star approved, such as the Fibreglass Entry Door.
Ideal for harsh Canadian winters, these doors are designed to maintain durability and resist rust and corrosion.
There’s a thermal break between the inside and outside surfaces to eliminate condensation and frost that helps to increase your energy efficiency.
Lower Your Thermostat
It’s unlikely that you’ll notice a huge difference in temperature if you lower the heat setting a few degrees. Doing so will help you to shave off five to ten percent of your heating bill.
You can accommodate by bundling up a little more over the next couple of months — wear sweaters inside and be sure to invest in some thick, warm socks.
It’s also ideal to leave the heat at a low temperature when you’re out of the house for hours at a time.
Invest in Simulated Single Hung Windows
Simulated Single Hung Windows are your best option for keeping warmth inside and preserving energy. These windows combine the appearance of a conventional vertical sliding window (single hung) with the added convenience of energy efficiency of a casement window.
As an Oakville energy-efficient window replacement manufacturer we are proud to offer these window styles, as well as in other cities throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
These windows have advanced weather stripping, fusion welded frame and sash for superior strength, and that they come in a variety of colours to suit your individual home. They’re designed to help you save money and conserve energy.
Check the Seals on All Appliances
It’s not just windows and doors that require a maintenance check-up. Make sure that your fridge and freezer are both well sealed to keep that cold air where it belongs.
A slight leakage in either appliance can produce unwanted cold air in your home.
It’s crucial to keep your home warm and energy efficient throughout the winter months. Let us help you reduce your utility bill with high performance windows and doors.
It’s an investment that will last a lifetime.
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