With the first shows already hitting many parts of the country, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your house comfortable this winter without breaking the bank. For people who live in areas that get very cold, electric use surges in the winter—houses take a lot of electricity to keep warm! But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can do a few simple money saving home improvements for winter around the house and save money on electric and gas bills—something that is very important for people with a structured settlement or annuity.
In some situations, you can even use structured settlement funding to get the money you need to help keep your home warm through the winter months. While it is not always an option, if you need to make any major changes or renovations to your home, it is definitely worth considering and speaking with an expert at DRB Capital, who can give you an idea of if you qualify to receive cash.
One of the most basic money saving home improvements you can do to keep your house from getting too cold in the winter is to stop up any parts of your house where cold air can come in. The US Department of Energy claims that drafts can waste from 5% to 30% of energy use. For doors, you can use a simple rolled-up towel, pressed to the gap between the door and the landing. There are other simple DIY solutions for windows as well—and you’ll find that once all the hot air isn’t being sucked out of your house, it takes a lot less energy to keep it warm.