As fall settles in and the cold weather approaches, it is important for homeowners to stay ahead of the curve. Here are some upgrades you can make this season to improve the resale value of your home, prevent unnecessary damages, and save money on your energy bills.
Seal Your Driveway
The winter season is the most damaging time of the year for our asphalt driveways. Water can seep into your driveway’s base, and when it freezes, it expands and creates cracks. A fresh sealcoat adds an extra layer of defense to your driveway, helping to prevent damage from water, oil spills, and UV rays.
Repair Your Roof
When was the last time you had your roof repaired or replaced? Curling, peeling, or missing shingles can lead to severe and permanent damage to your roof, ceilings, and overall home structure.
Upgrade Your Insulation
Insulation prevents the unwanted transfer of air from your house to the outside. In other words, it helps keep cold air in during the summer, and warm air in during the winter. Upgrading your insulation could save you 20% or more on your heating and cooling bills.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats allow you to program your desired temperature for different times of the day and days of the week. When used properly, you can consume less energy at times when it is not needed – such as when the house is empty, or everyone is cozy in their beds.
Save With a New Energy Star Furnace
If your furnace is more than 15 years old, you should consider replacing it. Newer models are much more energy efficient, and can even pay for themselves after a few years of use. The professionals at Patterson Plumbing & Heating will work with you to size your home, determine your heating needs, and choose the system that is best suited for you.
If you live Puebo County, Colorado, trust the heating experts at Patterson Plumbing & Heating to keep you warm this winter. We offer a variety of home heating solutions, including furnace repairs, installations, tune-ups, and duct cleaning services. Contact us online to book your appointment with one of our trained technicians, or pick up the phone and call (719) 544-4922.