5 Hacks to Keep Your Home Warm in a Cold Edmonton Winter
1. Smart Thermostats
What’s a smart thermostat you ask? Well some great innovative home technology has recently emerged which not only adjusts to your schedule but will also track exterior weather conditions for all your heating and cooling needs. Energy Alberta is currently offering rebates toward the purchase of these devices. Qualified products can conveniently be purchased at local Alberta retailers including Home Depot, Best Buy, The Brick, Canadian Tire, Rona and Trial Appliances. One five star rated favourite of consumers is the Nest Wi-Fi Smart Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation, currently available online at BestBuy and other retailers. TradePros covers common handyman electrical installations like thermostats. Get a quote today!
2. Windows & Doors
Windows are one of the most vulnerable areas in your home to heat exchange. Increasing air tightness in your home will ultimately reduce energy costs and dampen street noise. If you’re looking to make a change consider Energy Star triple pane, low-e, argon windows. Not only will a properly sealed home keep heat trapped in during those frigid winter months but also keep it out when summer finally arrives. In addition to windows 15% of interior heat loss is from icy drafts flowing through main entry doorways. This can be mitigated by simply installing some simple vinyl door sweeps which is a truly cost effective way to keeping heat inside. If you’re still considering an exterior renovation and looking to subsidise costs check out Energy Alberta Window Rebates for savings up to $1500!
Icy cold tile, concrete or even hardwood flooring can constantly be leading you to turn up your thermostat. If you are contemplating some upgrades heated flooring can be a great consideration especially in the basement. However if you’re looking to keep costs under control heating the master bathroom may just do the trick for that chilly step out of the shower! Finally if renovations aren’t yet in the budget plush rugs and stylish area carpets in the living room and kitchen are great additions to keeping a barrier between cold flooring and your bare feet. Check out Crate&Barrel for endless options that will surely suit any home! When you need it installed get a quote from TradePros.
Did you know your home could be losing precious heat during those cold winter months through just one poorly insulated wall, your attic or an unfinished basement? Potential heat loss can be measured through your insulations R-value or its resistance to heat transfer. The higher an insulations R-value, the better it will keep the heat inside your home where it ultimately belongs. There are now tons of types to choose from including spray foam applications and right now Energy Alberta is offering up to $3500 in rebates. If you are serious about reducing your energy bill this winter and maximizing the efficiency of your home check out Energy Alberta’s insulation Guidelines for specifics how you can save!
5. Tankless Water Heaters
When it comes to warming up from a day outside in the cold a hot bath or shower is sometimes the only solution! However, a great deal of energy is required to heat and maintain hot water in your home especially if you have many family members.
A great solution to this problem can be installing what is called a Tankless Electric Water Heater and it is exactly that…tankless! Water is heated directly through a heat exchanger only when it is needed and never requires storage. The benefits are not only in energy savings but you also have hot water on demand whenever it is needed!
Multiple options are available on the market, such as the Rheem Performance Platinum, available online at Home Depot. If you’re looking for more information check out Tankless Hot Water Heaters at the Energy Alberta website which again is offering some significant rebates up to $1000!
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