How to Cut Energy Costs

  • Foam Insulation
    Most of the home improvement, building and supply shops offer cans of polystyrene foam insulator. When using it, bear in mind that this type of insulator expands a lot. The excess can always be cut off using a knife.

Spray the foam carefully around the areas where the wall meets the floor. Before doing that, remove all of the baseboards. By doing this you will successfully insulate the room and raise the temperature during the cold months.

  • Window Insulation Kit
    The window insulation kits are really handy. They contain clear plastic sheeting layers, which are taped to your windows. After that you take a hair dryer and seal the layer. It shrinks so that there are no wrinkles. The final result is really good. Although, it’s not like looking through a clear glass window, the quality of the insulation is very high. This makes this method preferable by many professional insulation companies. They use this technique to avoid the expensive window replacement.
  • Insulation Strips
    These strips can be found everywhere nowadays. They are placed on the inside casings of a window or a door. The whole process of installing them takes very little time. If the instructions are followed correctly the stripes will reduce the cold air flows throughout the rooms and significantly raise the temperature.
  • Brush Door Sweeps
    These brush style door sweeps come in a variety of different materials and can be mounted to any type of door. Kitchen, attic or even garage doors can be insulated. Much like the insulation strips, these are mounted to the bottom of a door. This prevents the cold air from getting in.

A good advice is to avoid any rubber strips as they become very hard during the winter months. This will cause them to tear and damage the flooring. If that occurs a good tile and grout cleaning service won’t help you deal with the scratches on the floor. You won’t have such troubles with the other door sweep materials.