Monday, November 12th, 2018 by Michelle Burgee
Burr…get your hot cocoa and gloves ready. According to the 2018/2019 Farmers’ Almanac, this year’s winter is going to be substantially colder than last year’s. Lucky us, Maryland is one of the states that has been predicted to be “ice cold & snow filled.” Cold weather will start to kick in this year around mid-November (gradually getting worse throughout December and January). February, though, is really the month to watch out for. Temperatures are predicted to be absolutely frigid and costly!
As most of us know, colder weather doesn’t just make it harder to stay warm, it makes it more expensive. According to the Energy Information Administration, fuel bills are predicted to go up from last winter. Winter heating costs are predicted to rise an average of 10.5%. Consumers are likely to pay record prices to heat their home this winter.
How can you prepare for this upcoming winter then? Get your heating system serviced to ensure that it is working properly. Get your thermostat working for you. Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat to start controlling your heating costs. And lastly get your house weatherized. Air sealing and insulation can reduce energy consumption by up to 35% and save you more than $400 in your first year alone (according to the U.S. Department of Energy). If you are going to act, the time is now! Don’t wait until it’s too late, schedule an appointment with Complete Home Solutions today.
Call us TODAY at 410-867-1202! We want to help make your home more comfortable and save you money!