How our energy efficient homes save you money this winter
Winter is officially here in Oklahoma. As the temperatures start to decline, your home will work harder to keep you and your family warm. If you do not live in an energy efficient home built by Home Creations, colder temperatures can cost you more on your energy bills.
Below are some energy-saving tips to keep costs down during the winter:
1. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat
During the colder months, every degree adds up to higher energy costs. Consider reducing the temperature on your thermostat to save money! You could also invest in a programmable thermostat, which allows you to adjust the temperature of your home from your cell phone. For instance, if you know you will be at work for 8 hours or more, go ahead and decreases the thermostat a few degrees, optimizing energy efficient savings.
2. Clean your air filters
Cleaning your air filters is important for optimal air flow. Dirt and dust in your air filters restricts airflow, causing your system to work harder. You should also replace your air filters every three months.
3. Seal air leaks
Air leaks can cause cold drafts, which means the heating system will be working overtime to keep your home warm. Before winter temperatures appear, consider replacing or adding weatherstripping to seal any air leaks to windows and exterior doors.
4. Change the direction of your ceiling fans
Change the direction of your ceiling fans to rotate clockwise. This will push heat down into the room, keeping the room more cozy during colder months.
5. Invest in solar panels
Adding solar panels to your home can heavily reduce your energy costs. Did you know, if you buy a new home from us, our homes are already wired for solar panels!
6. Biggest tip of all – buy a new energy-efficient home built by Home Creations!
Our homes are energy efficient! We have low HERS scores that are contributed by various built-in features such as radiant barrier decking, R-44 attic insulation, tankless water heater and so much more. Click here to learn more about our energy efficient features.
Are you ready to buy a new energy-efficient home? Click here to view our homes. Call Holly at (405) 364-9999 to learn more!