Are you spending more money than necessary on your heating expenses? There are many ways to stay warm during the winter and save money on your heating bills at the same time. Here are five useful tips for doing so.
Let In Sunlight
Let in the sunlight during the day so that its rays heat up your home. This means opening the curtains on the windows facing the sun. If possible, get a skylight installed in your roof.
Cover the Windows
However, when the sun is not shining through your windows, they will just let in the cold. This means that you should close the curtains on the windows not facing the sun and all windows during the evening.
Make sure your home is properly insulated. Gaps and cracks in the insulation will let in unnecessary cold air. Get your attic insulated for more protection. At the very least, make sure the door to the attic has the proper sealants to prevent cold air from coming in.
Don’t Forget the Pipes
Your pipes should be insulated and covered with foam as well. This way, the hot water inside them will stay hot and your water heater will not have to work as hard and use up so much energy. You should also make sure that the hole where the pipe enters the wall from the outside is properly sealed. Otherwise, both cold air and termites will be able to make their way inside your home.
Don’t Use Unnecessary Heat
Make sure that you aren’t using your heating system unnecessarily. Make sure to turn the heat off when you go out or when you are not using a certain area of your home.
Getting a HVAC tune-up is also important. It will make sure your HVAC system is running smoothly and efficiently. For help, contact us.