Dec 25, 2023

Six Strategies for Lowering Your Gas Bill This Winter

As the temperatures lower, many homeowners resign themselves to the fact that their energy bills are going to escalate.  While this may be true, there are many actions homeowners can take to keep costs at a reasonable level.

1. Pay Attention to Windows and Doors

The lower the temperature becomes; the more noticeable drafty windows and doors can become.  Common culprits include window seal failure, shoddy installation, improper caulking, and outdated windows.  A temporary fix can be adding caulking or weather-stripping, but it’s wise to render the services of a reputable professional that can discuss full frame window replacement.  Even if your windows and doors are in good shape, you can lower energy costs by opening curtains and shades on south-facing windows on sunny days to introduce more natural light and warmth to your home.  Closing curtains and shades at night can act as an additional insulator.

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2. Invest in a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats can be programmed so that temperatures are turned down when a home is unoccupied.  Some models are so intuitive that they can sense movement and understand when you’re away from home so that temperatures are adjusted accordingly.  Many times, local municipalities reward homeowners for installing smart thermostats by providing attractive rebates.

3. Change Your Air Filters

Furnace filters rarely have a lifespan of more than three months. Failure to regularly change filters not only compromises your home’s air quality, but also forces your furnace to work harder than it should.  When this happens, energy efficiency is also compromised.

4. Upgrade Your Home’s Insulation

Homes that lack adequate insulation allow the heated air you paid for to escape outdoors.  Signs you need more insulation in your home include ice dams, attic rodent infestation, extreme temperature fluctuations within your home, and finding water in your attic.

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5. Consider Attic Air Sealing

Attic air sealing involves pinpointing and addressing areas of the attic that are permitting exterior air to filter in.  Vulnerable spots include those surrounding false soffits, bath fan penetrations, and can lights.  Weather-stripping, spray foam, and patches can be utilized to fill in gaps, creating a more energy efficient space.

6. Keep Your Chimney Flue Closed

Allowing your chimney flue to remain open when not in use is the equivalent of leaving a window open several inches.  The result is permitting a sizable amount of warm air to escape your home.

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Have had Lindus Construction out to my house to replace some old windows with SeasonGuard windows, and twice to install insulation in my attic. All three times the Lindus Construction team has been professional, courteous, and their attention to detail is outstanding. Just hired LIndus Construction to install new gutters on the house and I have no doubt that this experience will be as good as my previous experiences. Kudos to the Lindus Construction team!!"

John L.
Brooklyn Park, MN
November 4, 2023

"Randall Bowman and an attic insulation crew attended to my Somerset, WI condo in Oct. 2023.  They were ahead of schedule, very conscientious about not causing any damage or mess in the house. Very conscientious about not blocking traffic for my condo development neighbors. And, they were very efficient-- finishing earlier than they estimated. I would highly recommend Lindus Construction and the two insulation company they contract with."

Deb M.
Somerset, WI
October 12, 2023

"Lindus did an excellent job, as always, on my re-insulation project. I think that this was the 4th project that they have done for me. I highly recommend their work. I would not hesitate to use them again."

Mike K.
Eagan, MN
August 21, 2023

"Our total experience with Lindus was amazing! Very responsive. Provided great egress windows at a reasonable price. Would use them again and recommend them to others."

Randy R.
St. Croix Falls, WI
July 25, 2023

"Everything went fine.  No problems."

Chip A.
Woodbury, MN
June 20, 2023

"We had Matt Puhl come out and talk to us about some windows. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.  Jake and Jim were the guys that came out and installed all of our windows and did a marvelous job. They were clean, courteous and took a lot of pride in their final product and it showed, so much in fact that I bought the guys lunch! I knew that Lindus was top quality products, what I didn't know was that it was such great service."

Jeremy J.
Hudson, WI
May 18, 2023
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