Home Energy TipsWhen you sit down to do your budget, you hate designating so much money toward utilities. You have about a thousand other ways you’d rather spend your money—and we don’t blame you. If you’re looking for ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency (and therefore decrease your utility bills), consider these few tips from our team at Clinton Glass.

1. Look for drafts.

Do a thorough search of your home to find places that might be drafty, letting cold air in or hot air out. Common areas you may want to check include front doors, windows, attic doors or pull-downs, exterior walls, and so on. You can then winterize your home to prevent these drafty areas, or contact a local professional like Clinton Glass to talk about more permanent solutions like a new door, replacement windows, and more.

2. Install a programmable thermostat.

According to InterNACHI, a programmable thermostat can help you save a considerable amount of money on your utility bill. Here’s how: The thermostat automatically adjusts for times when you’re consistently not home or at night. InterNACHI goes on to say that this one change could save you up to $150 a year.

3. Replace old windows.

You might love the character of your home’s old wood windows, but that might be where your love affair ends. Not only are they difficult to open, but they’re also likely very inefficient when it comes to helping you regulate your home’s temperature. One way you can increase efficiency is by upgrading your home with modern replacement windows.

Clinton Glass is a Connecticut-based business that has helped countless homeowners increase their home’s efficiency with new windows, doors, and more. We can do everything from replace a single glass pane to finding a custom window. To find out more about our services or to get a price quote, contact us anytime at (860) 664-3711.


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