It may seem a bit early to start thinking about energy-saving actions to prepare for winter. However, the sooner you plan, the more money and energy you can save. Simple steps like sealing windows and doors as well as more complex efforts like getting your heating system checked can all cut costs in the home. 1. Ensure Your Home Has No Leaks Check Doors and Windows – It is important to see whether doors or windows have leaks because a leak lets cold air into the home. Excess cold air in a home makes your system work harder, which raises raising energy prices. Be Sure Pipes Have No Leaks – Pipes are also greatly susceptible to leaks, particularly because they begin underground and go as high as a home’s roof. Save Energy by Caulking or Weather Stripping – An energy-saving tip is to caulk or weather strip doors, windows, pipes, and ductwork to seal off leaks and prevent further leaks. 2. Be Certain That Your Home’s Exterior is Well-Maintained Clean Gutters – Debris can create blockages that prevent water from flowing through pipes and can prevent other appliances like heaters from functioning properly. Check for Loose Shingles on Your Roof – Loose shingles can lead to holes in a roof that can contribute to water and cold air getting into a home. They can also let hot air out of a house. 3. Trim Trees and Other Landscaping It is important to trim back trees or shrubs that are located very near a house or very close to electrical wire. This can keep snowstorms from causing damage to the home or causing fallen wires. Energy-saving tips include sealing off doors and windows, checking for leaks in pipes, and maintaining appliances. The professionals at Pipe Works Services can help ensure that all the plumbing, heating, and cooling in your home are working correctly. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about energy saving and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!