When the winter months arrive in Greenville, South Carolina we're lucky in the sense that they're usually fairly mild. With that in mind homeowners (or future homeowners!) are always looking for a few ways to keep their costs down while keeping their homes warm. With a few basic updates here and there you can minimize the costs associated with owning your own piece of Greenville real estate.
Here are a few places to start:
1. Worn weather stripping
Out with the old and in with the new! Cut down on the drafts in your Greenville home by replacing worn weather stripping. Letting the heat slip out through unsealed windows and doors can be expensive, so it’s good to check things over as part of your regular home maintenance routines. When the warm summer months do roll around this will also help keep the cold air inside.
2. Electrical Boxes
This is one of the trickier places to spot heat loss. Electrical boxes found on your exterior walls are known for being drafty because it's common to see that proper insulation isn't set up. Installing acrylic latex caulk or a foam sealants behind the cover plates will keep that hot air from escaping through the walls. This a cost effective way of keeping your home warm and toasty.
3. Exterior walls
The caulking around pipes, gas lines and electrical cables will eventually wear down and need to be replaced. This is particularly important if you have an older home and you've noticed that your heating bill has been steadily creeping up higher than what it once was.
Maintaining your Greenville home can a lot of work but a little know-how this can go a long way. Forming habits to help you stick with a maintenance routine and stay on top of cost effective upgrades will help to maintain the value of your home and minimize your overall costs.
If you're interested in learning more about other parts of homeownership in Greenville, give us a call at (864) 520-1000, we'd be happy to answer any question you may have!
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