Winter Weatherization Tips

Posted By on November 16, 2010

This gloomy weather reminds me I need to weatherize my home for winter. Here are some tips for you to help save $$ and keep your home safe from the winter weather headed our way.

  1. Have your furnace serviced by a professional each and every year and keep the filters clean. Change your furnace filter every 30-60 days.
  2. Take the hose off of the exterior hose bibs to prevent them from freezing and bursting.
  3. Clean your gutters to prevent debris from holding water and making your gutters break/ fall off when that water freezes.
  4. Air penetration is one of the biggest energy suckers in your home. Install winterization seal/ a weather strip around your doors- available at any home improvement store.  Also, close your fireplace flue when not in use.
  5. Compact florescent bulbs can save you money on your energy bill throughout the year- start replacing your burnt out incandescent bulbs with CFL’s.
  6. Open your blinds to let the sunlight in- it can help save money on heating your home during the day.
  7. Install a programmable thermostat and use it. Did you know that turning your thermostat down by just 3 degrees when you are not home can help reduce your energy bill by as much as 10%?
  8. Set your hot water heater temperature to 120 degrees.  Any warmer is just a waste of energy.

Share

About the author

Carolyn Rolfes is the President of Potterhill Homes. And she's also a Rolfes - as in daughter of Dan Rolfes, the infamous Red Tag Man of Holiday Homes. So what does that say about Carolyn and who she is? Plenty. When you grow up the daughter of man who does commercials in his red underwear, you have no choice but to have a great sense of humor and humility from a very young age. Carolyn and Dan founded Potterhill Homes in 2001 and she has grown it to be one of the most successful home builders in Cincinnati. Home building is in her blood and she has a keen awareness of what consumers look for in a new home and how to deliver value at all levels. And while we don't make Carolyn dress up in green underwear for our commercials, we bet she would if we asked!

Comments

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • Sidebar 3

    Go to Themes >> Widgets >> Sidebar 3 to add the widget of your choice or edit "main_sidebar".php.

About Potterhill Homes

Cincinnati-based Potterhill Homes is a premier builder of affordable, environmentally friendly homes in Greater Cincinnati. Our homes are built with traditional Cincinnati architectural styles and are perfect for both urban infill and suburban development. To learn more about Potterhill Homes,visit www.potterhillhomes.com.


About the authors

Carolyn Rolfes is the President of Potterhill Homes. And she's also a Rolfes - as in daughter of Dan Rolfes, the infamous Red Tag Man of Holiday Homes. So what does that say about Carolyn and who she is? Plenty. When you grow up the daughter of man who does commercials in his red underwear, you have no choice but to have a great sense of humor and humility from a very young age. Carolyn and Dan founded Potterhill Homes in 2001 and she has grown it to be one of the most successful home builders in Cincinnati. Home building is in her blood and she has a keen awareness of what consumers look for in a new home and how to deliver value at all levels. And while we don't make Carolyn dress up in green underwear for our commercials, we bet she would if we asked!