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Home Improvements That Will Save you Money this Winter

Fall is the perfect time to do a few home improvement tasks that will save you money.

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Fall is the perfect time to do a few home improvement tasks that will save you money over the colder months. The weather is still mild enough for working outside and no ice means it’s safer too. Here are a few no or low-cost renovations that will improve the efficacy of your home envelope and save money on heating costs.

Mind the Gaps

Caulking holes and gaps in your building envelope will help to keep your conditioned air indoors and save you 5% to 30% on heating. Check around doors and windows as well as plumbing and electrical fixtures and seal any gaps.

Prevent Burst Pipes

When temperatures drop below zero, uninsulated pipes can burst resulting in water damage. Check all the plumbing to ensure that pipes are insulated and protected.

Drain garden hoses, water features and ponds and cover them for the season.

Ice Dams

Cleaning gutters of fall debris and repairing any damage the guttering and shingles may have undergone this summer is a very important task. Check that your attic insulation is even and that there are no gaps. Gaps in the insulation will allow warm air from the home to heat parts of the roof.

When the snow melts in those hot patches, it has nowhere to go if gutters are clogged with snow or debris. Overnight, the drop in temperature will cause these puddles of water to freeze, expand and push up under the shingles. Water will then drip down into the attic where it can cause mold, mildew and even rotting of structural members.

HVAC Maintenance

Your furnace will last longer and work more efficiently when you regularly change the air filters. Air filters should be switched every month and furnace maintenance should be carried out annually in the fall. Get a guide to DIY furnace maintenance here.

Check your ducting for holes and repair any gaps you find to ensure all your heated air ends up in the right places.

Check that furniture and other items have not been moved to block vents over the summer.

Smart Lighting

Switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs will save you money. Another option is to install dimmer switches which will regulate the amount of light you use. Dimmer switches use TRIAC technology which dims the lights by turning them off and on hundreds of times a second. This reduces the amount of energy you utilize and increases the longevity of your lightbulbs. This means that, by dimming your lights by 50%, you can save 40% on energy and prolong the lifetime of the bulb 20 times by reducing the amount of heat the bulbs are subjected to.

If you are changing your switches, use this opportunity to insulate behind the switch plate. Your switch plates are holes in your building envelope through which warm air escapes.

Home Improvements That Will Save you Money this Winter

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Aluminium Systems
  • Thermal Insulation | Stable temperature all year round, due to the great thermal transmittance levels (low Uw).
  • Waterproofing | Sealed construction and water ingress prevention
  • Air permeability | Prevention of air infiltrating the interior, thanks to multiple insulating rubbers that seal the frame.
  • Resistance to wind-load | Durability and stability even under extreme conditions (e.g. hurricane) and against heavy wind load that hits the frame.
Aluminium Systems

Thermal Insulation | Stable temperature all year round, due to the great thermal transmittance levels (low Uw).
Waterproofing | Sealed construction and water ingress prevention.
Air permeability | Prevention of air infiltrating the interior, thanks to multiple insulating rubbers that seal the frame.
Resistance to wind-load | Durability and stability even under extreme conditions (e.g. hurricane) and against heavy wind load that hits the frame.

Marine Systems

Aluflam Marine produces fire-rated aluminium doors and glass walls for the marine and offshore sector. Using our innovative and patented technology that combines insulated aluminium framing and laminated glass, we may offer A60 & B15 classes. Our mission is to enhance the safety onboard so that all staff and guests can feel safe in case of fire, whenever it is new or retrofit projects.

Discover more details on aluflammarine.com
Marine Systems

Aluflam Marine produces fire-rated aluminium doors and glass walls for the marine and offshore sector. Using our innovative and patented technology that combines insulated aluminium framing and laminated glass, we may offer A60 & B15 classes. Our mission is to enhance the safety onboard so that all staff and guests can feel safe in case of fire, whenever it is new or retrofit projects.

Fire Rated Systems
Aluflam fire-resistant products are designed to assure maximum people’s safety and minimize the losses that will occur during the fire. Advanced solutions we use to limit the spread of fire, allow people to escape or keep them in safe zones, without overexposure to smoke and heat. Tests performed by European laboratories proved that our fire-resistant aluminium systems may offer protection from EI30 to EI120 class. The appropriate certificates can be supplied with the product.
Fire Rated Systems
Aluflam fire-resistant products are designed to assure maximum people’s safety and minimize the losses that will occur during the fire. Advanced solutions we use to limit the spread of fire, allow people to escape or keep them in safe zones, without overexposure to smoke and heat. Tests performed by European laboratories proved that our fire-resistant aluminium systems may offer protection from EI30 to EI120 class. The appropriate certificates can be supplied with the product.
Windows – Doors – Facades
Aluflam products are the preferred choice for glazing contractors. Forget assembly of steel profiles. Aluflam frames are delivered as completed units, factory-finished, pre-drilled and ready for installation. Extensively tested and approved, Aluflam systems are available worldwide, and deliver an unbeatable combination of safety, aesthetics, and design flexibility.
Windows – Doors – Facades
Aluflam products are the preferred choice for glazing contractors. Forget assembly of steel profiles. Aluflam frames are delivered as completed units, factory-finished, pre-drilled and ready for installation. Extensively tested and approved, Aluflam systems are available worldwide, and deliver an unbeatable combination of safety, aesthetics, and design flexibility.
Aluminium Extrusion
ALUFLAM EXTRUSION, a plant based in Lithuania, is an international brand belonging to the ALUFLAM Group, which has extensive experience in the structural aluminium sector since 1943. We are the first team in the Baltic States offering services for the production of aluminium profiles by extrusion – both standard and individual cross-sectional profiles.
Discover more details on  aluflamextrusion.lt
Aluminium Extrusion
ALUFLAM EXTRUSION, a plant based in Lithuania, is an international brand belonging to the ALUFLAM Group, which has extensive experience in the structural aluminium sector since 1943. We are the first team in the Baltic States offering services for the production of aluminium profiles by extrusion – both standard and individual cross-sectional profiles.
Profile Designing and Prototyping
At Aluflam our goal is to ensure you get the exact extrusion you require, and with our design & technical services, we can make this happen. Our team of extrusions experts are eager to help with your design, identifying possible improvements, which will save you time and money.
Whether you’re looking for industry insight, or help with a full design, contact Aluflam to get the extrusion you need.
Discover more details on aluflamextrusion.lt
Profile Designing and Prototyping
At Aluflam our goal is to ensure you get the exact extrusion you require, and with our design & technical services, we can make this happen. Our team of extrusions experts are eager to help with your design, identifying possible improvements, which will save you time and money.
Whether you’re looking for industry insight, or help with a full design, contact Aluflam to get the extrusion you need.
Powder Coating Line
  • Horizontal carousel-type powder coating line
  • First this type of solution in the Baltic States
  • The line is adapted to the length of products up to 7500 mm
  • Innovative equipment for automatic and manual painting
  • Only certified materials are used
Discover more details on aluflamextrusion.lt
Powder Coating Line
-Horizontal carousel-type powder coating line
-First this type of solution in the Baltic States
-The line is adapted to the length of products up to 7500 mm
-Innovative equipment for automatic and manual painting
-Only certified materials are used
Mechanical Processing
Using the latest equipment, we can offer processing services for all types of profiles:
Cutting at various angles and lengths
  • Milling of various shapes, and cavities according to the customer’s request
  • High speed  precise and repeatable CNC machining
  • Protective packaging according to customer demands
Discover more details on aluflamextrusion.lt
Mechanical Processing
Using the latest equipment, we can offer processing services for all types of profiles:
  • Cutting at various angles and lengths
  • Milling of various shapes, and cavities according to the customer’s request
  • High speed  precise and repeatable CNC machining
  • Protective packaging according to customer demands
Wall Panels
Sandwich panels are composite construction materials consisting of an insulating, core and two thin skin-layer metal sheets. The core material options are PIR (polyisocyanurate) or MW (mineral wool).
Wall Panels
Sandwich panels are composite construction materials consisting of an insulating, core and two thin skin-layer metal sheets. The core material options are PIR (polyisocyanurate) or MW (mineral wool).
Aluminium Systems
  • Thermal Insulation | Stable temperature all year round, due to the great thermal transmittance levels (low Uw).
  • Waterproofing | Sealed construction and water ingress prevention
  • Air permeability | Prevention of air infiltrating the interior, thanks to multiple insulating rubbers that seal the frame.
  • Resistance to wind-load | Durability and stability even under extreme conditions (e.g. hurricane) and against heavy wind load that hits the frame.
Aluminium Systems

Thermal Insulation | Stable temperature all year round, due to the great thermal transmittance levels (low Uw).
Waterproofing | Sealed construction and water ingress prevention.
Air permeability | Prevention of air infiltrating the interior, thanks to multiple insulating rubbers that seal the frame.
Resistance to wind-load | Durability and stability even under extreme conditions (e.g. hurricane) and against heavy wind load that hits the frame.

Marine Systems

Aluflam Marine produces fire-rated aluminium doors and glass walls for the marine and offshore sector. Using our innovative and patented technology that combines insulated aluminium framing and laminated glass, we may offer A60 & B15 classes. Our mission is to enhance the safety onboard so that all staff and guests can feel safe in case of fire, whenever it is new or retrofit projects.

Discover more details on aluflammarine.com
Marine Systems

Aluflam Marine produces fire-rated aluminium doors and glass walls for the marine and offshore sector. Using our innovative and patented technology that combines insulated aluminium framing and laminated glass, we may offer A60 & B15 classes. Our mission is to enhance the safety onboard so that all staff and guests can feel safe in case of fire, whenever it is new or retrofit projects.

Fire Rated Systems
Aluflam fire-resistant products are designed to assure maximum people’s safety and minimize the losses that will occur during the fire. Advanced solutions we use to limit the spread of fire, allow people to escape or keep them in safe zones, without overexposure to smoke and heat. Tests performed by European laboratories proved that our fire-resistant aluminium systems may offer protection from EI30 to EI120 class. The appropriate certificates can be supplied with the product.
Fire Rated Systems
Aluflam fire-resistant products are designed to assure maximum people’s safety and minimize the losses that will occur during the fire. Advanced solutions we use to limit the spread of fire, allow people to escape or keep them in safe zones, without overexposure to smoke and heat. Tests performed by European laboratories proved that our fire-resistant aluminium systems may offer protection from EI30 to EI120 class. The appropriate certificates can be supplied with the product.
Windows – Doors – Facades
Aluflam products are the preferred choice for glazing contractors. Forget assembly of steel profiles. Aluflam frames are delivered as completed units, factory-finished, pre-drilled and ready for installation. Extensively tested and approved, Aluflam systems are available worldwide, and deliver an unbeatable combination of safety, aesthetics, and design flexibility.
Windows – Doors – Facades
Aluflam products are the preferred choice for glazing contractors. Forget assembly of steel profiles. Aluflam frames are delivered as completed units, factory-finished, pre-drilled and ready for installation. Extensively tested and approved, Aluflam systems are available worldwide, and deliver an unbeatable combination of safety, aesthetics, and design flexibility.
Aluminium Extrusion
ALUFLAM EXTRUSION, a plant based in Lithuania, is an international brand belonging to the ALUFLAM Group, which has extensive experience in the structural aluminium sector since 1943. We are the first team in the Baltic States offering services for the production of aluminium profiles by extrusion – both standard and individual cross-sectional profiles.
Discover more details on  aluflamextrusion.lt
Aluminium Extrusion
ALUFLAM EXTRUSION, a plant based in Lithuania, is an international brand belonging to the ALUFLAM Group, which has extensive experience in the structural aluminium sector since 1943. We are the first team in the Baltic States offering services for the production of aluminium profiles by extrusion – both standard and individual cross-sectional profiles.
Discover more details on  aluflamextrusion.lt
Profile Designing and Prototyping
At Aluflam our goal is to ensure you get the exact extrusion you require, and with our design & technical services, we can make this happen. Our team of extrusions experts are eager to help with your design, identifying possible improvements, which will save you time and money.
Whether you’re looking for industry insight, or help with a full design, contact Aluflam to get the extrusion you need.
Discover more details on aluflamextrusion.lt
Profile Designing and Prototyping
At Aluflam our goal is to ensure you get the exact extrusion you require, and with our design & technical services, we can make this happen. Our team of extrusions experts are eager to help with your design, identifying possible improvements, which will save you time and money.
Whether you’re looking for industry insight, or help with a full design, contact Aluflam to get the extrusion you need.
Discover more details on aluflamextrusion.lt
Powder Coating Line
  • Horizontal carousel-type powder coating line
  • First this type of solution in the Baltic States
  • The line is adapted to the length of products up to 7500 mm
  • Innovative equipment for automatic and manual painting
  • Only certified materials are used
Discover more details on aluflamextrusion.lt
Powder Coating Line
  • Horizontal carousel-type powder coating line
  • First this type of solution in the Baltic States
  • The line is adapted to the length of products up to 7500 mm
  • Innovative equipment for automatic and manual painting
  • Only certified materials are used
Discover more details on aluflamextrusion.lt
Mechanical Processing
Using the latest equipment, we can offer processing services for all types of profiles:
Cutting at various angles and lengths
  • Milling of various shapes, and cavities according to the customer’s request
  • High speed  precise and repeatable CNC machining
  • Protective packaging according to customer demands
Discover more details on aluflamextrusion.lt
Mechanical Processing
Using the latest equipment, we can offer processing services for all types of profiles:
  • Cutting at various angles and lengths
  • Milling of various shapes, and cavities according to the customer’s request
  • High speed  precise and repeatable CNC machining
  • Protective packaging according to customer demands
Wall Panels
Sandwich panels are composite construction materials consisting of an insulating, core and two thin skin-layer metal sheets. The core material options are PIR (polyisocyanurate) or MW (mineral wool).
Wall Panels
Sandwich panels are composite construction materials consisting of an insulating, core and two thin skin-layer metal sheets. The core material options are PIR (polyisocyanurate) or MW (mineral wool).