Wintertime is in full swing, and it has not only brought along holiday cheer, but also snowstorms, ice-covered roads, and increased heating bills. If you want to make sure your home is properly safeguarded against Jack Frost (and save a bit of heating bill money in the process), it’s time to examine the house’s exterior and fix any problems that could be letting warm air out and cold air in. From rubber weather stripping to CT replacement windows, there are plenty of ways to make sure your home is winter-ready. Below are some helpful tips for prepping your home for winter from the seasoned crew of Clinton Glass, your go-to source for CT replacement windows, auto glass, mirrors, and more.

Fix Leaks: Gaps around your doors and windows can be hemorrhaging both warm air from your home and cash from your wallet. Inspect your door and window frames to make sure the seals are nice and tight. Quick fixes for leaky windows include rubber weather stripping and insulated film. If your windows have cracks, however, it may be time for CT replacement windows. Small cracks can turn to shattered glass when temperatures reach below freezing. Ducts: Examine the ducts that carry warm air from your furnace to the rest of the house. If there are any gaps between the ducts, you’ll want to have those sealed. Losing air to these gaps won’t just leave you feeling chilly; it can send your heating bill to the moon. Who wants to pay for warm air they don’t even get to use?

Lower Heating Bills: Here’s a quick look at a few simple ways you can save money on your heating bill this winter:

• Turn down the thermostat when not at home • Keep the water heater temperature lowered
• Don’t leave fans on – even a small kitchen or bathroom fan can remove all of your home’s warm air in no time
• Clear heating vents of any blockage like rugs or carpet to ensure all of your heated air is making it into circulation

Don’t let winter get the best of you and your home! With proper planning, you’ll be able to stay warm and comfortable all season long without breaking the bank. Contact the professionals of Clinton Glass at (860) 664-3711, and our expert crew will be more than happy to get to work for you.