Many homeowners take a number of steps to prepare their home for the cold winter weather, such as servicing their heater and sweeping their chimney. As the cold winter months transition into the warmer spring season, homeowners once again may take a closer look at their property to take steps to prepare for warmer weather. While there are many steps to take both indoors and outdoors to prepare for the beautiful spring season, there are some tips you can follow to promote energy efficiency in your home.
Seal Your Doors and Windows
One of the most common causes of energy loss in homes relates to poorly sealed windows and doors. In some cases, these features are so poorly sealed that you can feel cold or hot air passing into the home if you place your hand close to doors and windows. In other cases, you may even be able to see light pass through cracks around these features. These are sure signs that the windows and doors need to be re-sealed. During warmer weather, energy loss related to poorly sealed windows and doors can be significant, so taking time to seal them today is a great way to prepare for the upcoming season.
Upgrade Your Doors and Windows
While re-sealing existing doors and windows is a great step to take, another option is to make an upgrade by replacing your doors and windows. New windows and doors may have improved security and energy efficiency benefits. Some windows may have UV light resistant features that can minimize the damage that UV rays can inflict on carpeting, drapes, furniture and more. There may be some tax incentives or rebates available for some of these upgrades, and this is a great way to improve your property’s aesthetic look while also promoting energy efficiency for years to come.
If you are thinking about preparing your home for warmer weather, taking a closer look at your home’s windows and doors is important. When you have plans to work on your windows and doors for the spring and summer season, you may consider working with a skilled contracting company. The fact is that working with windows and doors generally requires both interior and exterior property work, and the work itself can take a considerable amount of time and skill. By outsourcing this work to a skilled contractor, you can enjoy professional services with quality results. In addition, you can prepare your home for the spring without actually exerting energy and spending time doing the work yourself.