9 Winter Home Improvements to Save Energy
Heating your house during the colder months can be costly. Luckily, there are many winter home energy-saving tips that can help you stretch your dollar. The following energy-saving house projects are relatively simple to do, and many are inexpensive. But even those requiring a bigger effort and budget can quickly return savings that may make them worthwhile.
Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
The following tips will save money and energy while staying comfortable during the cool fall and cold winter months. Many of these tips can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter.
If you haven’t already, conduct an energy assessment to determine where to save the most, and consider making a larger investment for long-term energy savings.
Top Five Reasons You Should Care About Weatherization
Weatherization – what is it anyway? Why should I care about weatherizing my home? What good does it do?
Good questions, and the answers may surprise you. Weatherization is a systemic, whole-house approach to saving energy. It includes insulation is key areas, like the attic, floors, sidewalls; sealing the perimeter of the home; and addressing air infiltration with advanced diagnostics like blower-door technology to guide the process. It can save homeowners 20 to 30% on utility bills, especially in cold climates, and it is a worthy investment with a cost-effectiveness of 1.4 Savings to Investment Ratio according to the most recent National Evaluation by the Oakridge National Research Laboratory. READ MORE
Ralene Nelson, REALTOR
OPEN HOUSE – Saturday 1:00pm – 3:00pm
JUST LISTED – 518 American Falls Dr, Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1,689sqft/4,948sf
$450,000 – Located in Trilogy at Rio Vista, the active adult community, beautiful Hillsborough model. As you enter you will note the owner’s pride of ownership. This Hillsborough model is 2 bedroom, 2 baths, with a 25 yr solar lease. The owner has, for the most part, made this an all-electric home, with the exclusion of hot water heater. The entry & kitchen have tile floors, the great room is laminate & bedrooms/den are carpeted. Granite kitchen with stainless appliances, pantry & pendant lighting fixtures over the island. The patio wraps around with sidewalks on both sides of the home. The seller has installed a sink with cabinets in the garage with overhead storage too. All appliances convey so just bring your furniture and enjoy all the amenities, 2 pools/spas, tennis & bocce courts, billiards, gym, golf, & various clubs. There is something for everyone. READ MORE
FOR SALE – 667 W Tyler Island Bridge Rd, Isleton
Country Living, owns a little bit of the Delta, close to the Sacramento River, so get your fishing rod ready or those water toys. Built on a 1/4 acre, the 3 bedroom 1 bath has so much potential. The bath has been remodeled with a new subfloor, LVP flooring, tub/shower & basin cabinet. Partial dual pane windows & 1 bedroom has slider to the back yard. Room for vegetable garden & chicken coop included, so have fresh eggs & vegetables every day. Newer gas stove & refrigerator included as well as washer/gas dryer. The workshop & shed do not have electricity. Although the home does not have central air, the seller has installed 2 newer wall air conditioners that provide ample cool air for the entire home. Hot water heater was replaced in January of 2023. The forced air heater has been serviced every year. Septic is fenced for safety & leach lines run down each side of the workshop. The home will have new interior paint. Pictures are to be taken when the home is ready for show. READ MORE
PRICE CHANGE – 718 Allender Way, Rio Vista
PRICE CHANGE $543,000 – As you approach this gorgeous home, it radiates pride of ownership. The driveway has been extended with new concrete on both sides of the home. New exterior paint with newer drought-resistant landscaping w/new walkway to front door & drip system w/timer. As you step inside, the home has new interior paint, baseboards & LVP flooring throughout. The kitchen has painted cabinets with quartz counters, a stainless sink & refrigerator. Then step out to the newly landscaped backyard w/new patio, custom pergola, 8 X 12 pool, security fence & all new perimeter fencing, as well as french drains from back to front. The primary bath has painted cabinets, new mirrors & light fixtures. His & Her closets with a barn door that provides bath privacy. The home has all-new light fixtures, hardware, a whole house fan, water filtration & softener, & reverse osmosis, and electric vehicle chargers. Just bring you furniture & enjoy this move-in ready home and bask in the sun with a BBQ. Room for RV parking. A solar lease is only $89 a month, 25 yr lease & transferable. Just bring your furniture and enjoy!! Rio Vista is a quaint little located in the heart of the Delta, close to San Francisco, wine country, and Sacramento. Enjoy water sports, fishing & duck hunting. MORE INFO
FOR SALE – 500 Coronado Way, Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/2,048sqft
$529,500 – Don’t miss out on this stunning Burlingame model, located on a corner lot with minimal exposure to rear neighbors. The entrance has been upgraded with stamped/dyed concrete as well as, the 2 rear patios. This home has great curb appeal, & as you step inside, you can feel the warmth from the soft decorating neutral tones & plush carpet. The flex space provides you with additional room for entertaining, both for seating & dining and the gourmet kitchen equipped with stainless appliances for the chef includes an island for bar stools & sink. Extra counter space also provides as excellent spot for a buffet or displaying your treasures. This home has a nook for casual dining & space for a formal dining room table, as well as a den/study. The gas fireplace with w/upgraded mantle in the great room makes for a cozy room too. The primary suite is larger than most and accommodates a king bed with ample room around. Slider to private patio w/privacy screen provides a cozy spot for morning coffee/nightcap. The primary bath has double sinks, a walk-in shower & walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom is located in front of the home, this provides privacy for both guests & homeowners. Move-in ready, just bring your treasures and join the fun in this Active Adult Community. 2 pools/spas, tennis courts, bocce ball, and billiards. READ MORE
Events in Northern California this Weekend
Sat, Nov 18, 6 – 11 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Fairfield, 2200 The Courtyard, Fairfield
Diversity Gala is happening on Saturday,November 18,2023 at 06:00PM PST at Hilton Garden Inn Fairfield.
To access further details about this event, Click on the provided website link. Moreover, if you’re interested in exploring similar Lifestyle events like this in and around Fairfield you can download the UNATION app or visit the UNATION website, where you can discover thousands of events. UNATION also curates guides around the best things to do in a number of metros around the country. WEBSITE
California Festival Concert
Sun, Nov 19, 1 – 2 AM
625 Randolph St, Napa, CA
Artistic Director Daria Adams curates a one-hour program of four pieces by living composers, whose works look back in some way, then weaves them together with their historical counterparts. This leads to some fascinating juxtapositions, such as a song by Hildegard von Bingen from 1100 A.D with a work for strings and harpsichord by Michi Wiancko from 2021. Daria has paired Elizabethan era songs by John Dowland, Italian madrigals by Gesualdo, and a Bourree by J.S. Bach with modern counterparts by Wiancko and Caroline Shaw. WEBSITE
Rush Ranch 3rd Annual Fall Festival
Sat, Nov 18, 10 AM – 3 PM
3521 Grizzly Island Road. Suisun City
The Rush Ranch Fall Festival is free to all and packed with fun for all ages. Visitors can shop from local vendors and at the Rush Ranch Outfitters Shop for art, food from local farms, jewelry, and more. Kids and adults can learn about the natural and cultural history of Rush Ranch, play games, and do engaging science and engineering activities.
Guests will also get to meet the horses and foals that live at Rush Ranch, see grazing cows. There will also be guided walks of Suisun Marsh, which is part of Rush Ranch and home to many endangered species, going out throughout the day. Food will be available to purchase and raffle tickets will be sold with over a dozen different prizes.
Sacramento Harvest Festival
Sat, Nov 18, 10 AM – 5 PM
Cal Expo, Sacramento 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento
2023 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
CELEBRATING 51 YEARS
Family-owned and operated, we take pride in upholding the tradition of excellence that has been enjoyed for 50 years. Our goal is to provide you a one-of-a-kind shopping experience!
ADMISSION: $9.00 – General Admission, $7.00 – Seniors (62+), $7.00 – Military , $4.00 – Kids (13-17)
FREE (12 & Under)