There’s a chill in the air, and that means more than just bundling up for the winter. It also means you can expect much higher costs on your energy bills for the season.


The home improvement contractors at Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey can work with you to help you find ways to reduce your energy expenses during the coldest and warmest months. With a few simple updates to your home’s windows, siding, and insulation, you may see drastically reduced energy costs. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the top solutions for lowering your overall bills.


1.      Start with Insulation Upgrades

One of the biggest costs in a home is quite literally overhead. More accurately, it’s in a home’s attic. When an attic is poorly insulated, it can cause heat loss in the winter and heat up a home in the summer.


In addition to the energy costs of a poorly insulated attic, it can also cost you in other ways. A badly insulated attic can help to form ice dams along a roof, which can end up damaging your home’s foundation, basement, siding, and interior. Upgrading your attic insulation should be the first move you make when you’re updating your home for energy savings.


2.      Consider an Insultex Wrap

To help complete your home’s thermal envelope and maintain the internal temperature in your home without overworking your HVAC, consider installing an Insultex wrap. Insultex is a foam composite with a high R-value, creating a home that’s resistant to moisture and air infiltration. Put simply, an Insultex wrap helps to eliminate cold spots and drafts, making your home more comfortable on the hottest and coldest days.


3.      Update Your Windows

Updating the windows in your home is a relatively simple way to get better energy savings, especially if you’ve been living with outdated windows. Loose seals and thin panes are all culprits in high energy bills. We can upgrade your windows to better insulated alternatives complete with a higher level of UV protection to keep your floors, furniture, and art from fading in the sun’s light.


Call our Ramsey Home Improvement Contractors Today!

If your winter heating bills are taking some of the fun out of the holidays this year, it’s time to nip high heating costs in the bud with home updates. Updating your windows and insulation will increase your home’s overall value while making your home more tolerable on the coldest winter days.


Contact our window replacement team at Anderson Exteriors for a free quote on your energy-saving upgrades. Visit our online gallery to check out some of our past projects, and then call our window replacement team at 763.323.0970 or contact us to learn more about how we can help you lower your bills.