Keeping a home warm all winter long can become expensive. Homeowners all over the state spend the entire season finding ways to save money on heating bills. Today we’ll save you a little trouble with these quick and easy Carmel general contractor tips to keep out the cold and cut down on expenses this winter.

Below are some helpful tips for saving money on this winter’s heating bills from your go-to Carmel general contractor, Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services, Inc.

Inspect: Walk around your home’s exterior, and perform a thorough, visual inspection of windows, doors, and exposed pipes or faucets. Windows and door frames with gaps can be sealed up with rubber weather stripping. To save even more energy, you can coat windows with insulated window film. Garden hoses should be disconnected, and outdoor spigots should be covered with insulated faucet jackets to prevent burst pipes or frozen power lines.

Stop Leaks: For leaks in your home’s walls or roofing, it’s always best to call a trusted professional to take a look. In freezing temperatures, small cracks and holes can expand and expose even more of your home to the elements. Neglecting a seemingly minor problem now can result in serious reconstruction costs in the future.

Prepare for Next Year: Keep a list detailing all of your home’s possible problem areas for next winter. With a checklist, the preparation process will go by more expediently, and you’ll have a physical document to keep track of your winterizing tasks. The less time you spend scrambling to seal your house up tightly in mid-winter, the more money you’ll save in the long run.

Keep your home from leaking warm air (and your wallet from hemorrhaging cash) with these money saving tips from Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services. If you need assistance to ensure your home is winter-ready, contact us today at (317) 848-7634. As an experienced Carmel general contractor, we’ll be more than happy to get to work for you.

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