1. Windows and door replacement:
Based on the age of your windows and doors, consider replacing as many as you can afford for the highest energy efficiency benefit.
2. Fireplace and chimney inspection and cleaning:
Make sure both are working properly before you need to use them. Call a chimney cleaning company to come clean the chimney. It usually costs around $100 and is well worth it.
3. Attic and ceiling insulation:
Use foam insulation to seal the gaps under your regular insulation. Be safe when handling these products or you can do like my husband always says, “Call the guy” There is a guy for everything, all you have to do is call him.
4. Gutter cleaning and replacement:
Gutters that are not working properly can cause interior damage. The water can back up and cause interior leaks at the roof line.
5. Roof repair and replacement:
Inspect and repair the roof to keep trouble spots from becoming an issue during the winter months. Call a roofer every other year to come and inspect and repair any roofing issues. It is not usually very expensive and can actually save you money in the long run.