Energy Saving Tips From Henry Poor Lumber
It‘s January and it’s cold outside. Along with the cold days and nights also come the large utility bills to heat our homes during this time of year. According to the 2010 Buildings Energy Data Book, the largest category of energy consumption for residential users is heating their homes each year.
Energy Saving Recommendations
Henry Poor Lumber has some suggestions on how to lower those costly heating bills and improve the appearance of your home at the same time. For a full set of tips from the Department of Energy go to Energy Saving Tips.
High-efficiency Fireplace Inserts
High-efficiency fireplace inserts turn your energy consuming wood burning fireplace into a more efficient means of heating your family living space. To learn more go to Heat & Glo Fireplace Inserts.
Windows That Prevent Heat Loss
Outdated or failing windows are responsible for a large percentage of the wasted energy in homes. In the winter, windows can leak heat or block too many of the sun’s warming rays. Modern, energy-efficient windows can save you 15 to 25 percent on your monthly heating and cooling bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Henry Poor Lumber offers Windsor and Marvin Window products that meet Energy Star ratings and can help significantly lower your heating costs. For more information visit Windsor Windows and Marvin Windows.
Doors That Keep The Cold Air Out
Doors that no longer seal properly also lead to significant heat loss. Replacing an exterior door will not only contribute to lower energy bills, but can also improve the appearance of your home significantly.
Therma Tru Doors are Energy Star rated and provide a wide range of designs from which to choose. Go to Therma Tru Doors to learn more.
Increasing the Insulation In Your Home
Upgrading your insulation, particularly in your attic, is another means of saving money on your heating bill. Adding an additional layer of rolled or blown-in cellulous insulation will increase the “R” value of your insulation, leading to a warmer, more energy efficient home.
Let the specialists at Henry Poor Lumber help you determine what type and how much insulation you’ll need.
Send us an Email or give us a call at 765-474-1388 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.