TAMPA, FL, December 26, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Tampa foundation repair
experts at Ram Jack are offering some helpful tips for getting you adequately prepped for the cold weather ahead. The winter temperatures in Florida do not drop nearly as low as states farther north, but the change is still enough to warrant some attention.
Save Money and Go Green this Winter
Making your home energy-efficient before it gets too cold is the only way to keep energy costs down, especially if you live in an older house that does not have updated doors and windows. These, along with the attics and crawlspaces, account for the largest percentage of heat loss. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to seal them properly and stop those pesky drafts. The great thing is most of them can be done on the cheap!
If you are unsure of the current state of your home, the best thing to do is have your local electric utility perform an energy audit. They will evaluate the property and give you a list of recommendations as to what you can do to cut costs; many also provide free eco-friendly starter kits as well. Door and window frames should be checked for air leaks and accordingly sealed with weatherproofing.
Instead of purchasing insulation film at the store, bubble wrap works just as well (if not better) and is a lot cheaper.
According to Johnny Buczynski, CEO of All Florida Ram Jack, "One layer of bubble wrap will double the R-value of a single pane window, in effect turning into a double pane. Taking into account the number of windows in your home, the savings can really add up."
The Tampa foundation repair company
also says to inspect your foundation for cracks and signs of damage and to have any issues repaired before the first winter freeze.
Ram Jack is a leading Florida foundation repair company. To learn more about their services, you can visit them at http://allfloridaramjack.com/
.About All Florida Ram Jack:
Ram Jack started in 1968 and has since become an industry leader with offices throughout the U.S., Canada and South America. All Florida Ram Jack, a specialized division, offers both residential and commercial foundation repair services.
To learn more, go to http://allfloridaramjack.com/