It’s Official, February 2015 Coldest Month on Record for Syracuse. Prepare Now for Winter’s ICY Blast
Posted On: 12/1/2015 11:19 AM
According to the National Weather Service February 2015 was one of the coldest months on record for many cities across the Northeast, but for Syracuse it WAS the COLDEST EVER RECORDED with average daily temperatures of just 9 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to the normal range around 23 degrees!
This kind of cold can really hit people in the wallet too. Take a moment to think back on your home heating bill from last winter. Chances are, you spent quite a bit more than you would’ve preferred. This is especially true for those who live in homes which feature old, outdated heating systems, which can end up being very costly to run when wintery Syracuse and Albany weather is at its coldest. While many homeowners attempt to remedy heating issues themselves, saving on heating costs is best done with the help of home performance a professional.
No one can predict accurately exactly what this coming winter will be like for each homeowner- but we do know the cold temperatures will return. Wouldn’t you like to know that you can be warm without paying more than you need to pay?
Start with a Home Energy Audit
A home energy audit is the first step in attempting to gain an understanding of how well your home is actually performing at the moment. In many ways, a home energy audit is like having your car inspected by a mechanic or going to the doctor for a routine check-up. Once we’ve analyzed your home, we’ll prescribe detailed recommendations based upon our findings that will help you to save as much on heating costs this winter as possible.
Add Insulation to Your Attic
In many cases, the attic can be considered the main culprit for problems associated with heat loss. Insulation is often lacking in these scenarios, and remedying the issue is often as simply as having your attic re-insulated by a trained professional. Moreover, insulation will stop ice dams in their tracks—a common problem faced by Upstate NY homeowners. If your attic isn’t properly insulated, achieving true home performance will be extremely challenging.
Get a New, High-efficiency Furnace
Another major problem associated with older homes is a tendency for their furnaces to be quite old. Today’s furnaces are far and away more efficient than those of the past, and the savings you can expect to enjoy makes upgrading all the more worth your while. The team at Zerodraft is highly experienced in choosing and installing the right heating systems for our customers, and we’ll work to determine a solution that will fit the needs of you and your home.
Winter is here, and it’s only going to get colder. While this can spell exorbitant home heating costs for some, it doesn’t have to if you make valuable home performance upgrades. At Zerodraft, we hold a deep understanding of building science, and we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.