Hot Tips to Prep Your Home for Winter

Kortnee Hass

November 11, 2021

As Wisconsinites all know, winter is right around the corner and it’s time to start getting your home ready for the first big midwestern cold-front to come through. But blasting the heat in your home doesn’t mean you have to skyrocket your bill either. Saving money and keeping your home comfortable this winter can be made easy through the help of Focus on Energy’s energy efficiency program. Check out these winter home tips to help you save money while keeping your home comfortable all winter long!

Energy Efficiency Pack

The first tip to helping Wisconsinites become more efficient this winter is by claiming your free energy-saving pack from Focus On Energy! Yes, we said free! This is a great first step toward resting a green environment in your own home. Focus On Energy offers 5 different energy saving packs from high efficiency shower heads, efficient LED light bulbs, and much more! You can learn more about the Focus on Energy free packs here. ** Please note, limit one free pack per three years.  

Get a Home Energy Assessment

Through Focus on Energy’s Trade Ally contractors, you can get a home performance with ENERGY STAR® assessment done on your home to see where your home is letting out warm air and bringing in cold air. A home energy assessment allows Wisconinites to see a customized report with recommendations on how you can help lower your energy bills and get comfort all winter long. Get prepared for winter now and see how you can get your home ready for another Wisconsin winter here. 

Invest in a Smart Thermostat

One way Wisconinites can save up to $120 per year in their homes is by investing in a smart thermostat! Sounds complicated? Thankfully it’s not! Our friends at Focus on Energy will help with the up-front cost with their $50 smart thermostat incentive! Smart thermostats auto-adjust based on the outside temperatures and your personal preferences, making it easy to help save energy and money all year long, and you don’t have to think twice about the temperature in your home. Snag your Focus on Energy’s smart thermostat incentives here. 

These small steps can add up to a big impact in your home and help you get prepared for another Wisconsin winter! Whether you’re ready to invest in a new smart thermostat, schedule an energy assessment, or start with a Focus on Energy free-pack, these are all steps in the right direction to help you save money and stay comfortable, while making Wisconsin greener and more sustainable!

About Focus on Energy: Focus on Energy is funded by 107 partnering utilities and electric cooperatives across the state. Customers of those energy providers are eligible for the expertise and financial incentives through Focus on Energy solutions and offerings. These solutions help Wisconsin homeowners, manufacturers, small business owners, farmers, municipalities and other groups reduce energy waste, energy costs and pollution.

Kortnee Hass: Digital Media Associate for Discover Mediaworks. A Wisconsin ‘now & forever’ transplant with a soft spot for squeaky cheese curds, craft breweries, and all things Wisconsin tourism.

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