Five HVAC Tips to Heat Your Home More Efficiently
Winter has arrived, and that means your home heating system will be working hard to keep your family cozy. Unfortunately, we all know that means higher utility bills.
Luckily, there are simple, low cost measures that you can use to heat your home more efficiently.
Fasten Your Flue
Fireplaces pull warm air up and out of the chimney. This means that you are losing heat if the fireplace is open, but not in use. Keep warm inside by keeping your fireplace damper and flue closed, until it is time to start roasting chestnuts.
The thresholds of your home can be responsible for letting in cold air, even when they are not open. It may be time to invest in a draft stopper. This thin bean bag-like object can be fill the open gap at the bottom of a door. Draft stoppers are a cost-effective way to block cold air from entering your home. They can be found online or at a local hardware store.
Address Air Conditioners
If your home has a window unit air-conditioner, make sure to cover it during the winter. There are many options for covers with insulation that will fit snugly. This will ensure that the cold air stays outside, where it belongs.
Close Off Unused Rooms
Do you have a guest room that is not currently occupied? There’s no reason to heat a room that no one is using! Make sure to close all doors, windows and vents in unused rooms. This will keep hot air where you need it most and prevent wasting energy.
Keep drapes and curtains open during the day to let in natural sunlight and heat. Direct sunlight is an easy and natural way to heat a room. Then at night, close windows and drapes to keep the heat in.
These simple tricks can easily save you money on your energy bill each month. Spend your extra cash on gifts for your family this holiday season!
Do you have questions about how to heat your home more efficiently? Please call us at 800-994-2577.