Local hardware store man Bill Steinhauser has some ideas for you to save on your winter heating costs.
Studies show Americans can save as much as 10 percent on their winter heating bills by stopping leaks around doors, windows and other entry/exit points in their homes. Bill Stenhauser, co-owner of Park ACE Hardware, 16725 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, talks about a couple different ways to plug a door threshold leak in a Patch video. The trick is to keep warm air in and cold air out. READ MORE: How to Save on Winter Heating Costs
Local hardware store man offers simple ideas to plug leaks and save on energy costs during the winter months.
Got leaks? Then, you’ll want to connect with Bill Steinhauser. He is co-owner of Park ACE Hardware, 16725 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. And, at this time of year, he helps homeowners solve problems with window and door leaks that inflate their heating bills. He started working in the family-run business sweeping sidewalks at the store’s old location just down the street when he was 5 or 6 years old. Now, he is in charge of the day-to-day operation. Got leaks? He’s got you covered. “The first thing I would probably say is the plastic insulation kits for windows and any doors not being used,” Steinhauser said. “That’s a huge heating cost right there. Leaks, yes. A lot of the products we have deal with that—stopping the drafts and air escaping …