We may be used to the freezing weather come wintertime, but we don’t have to be used to an outrageous energy bill just to keep our space comfortable. With a few home hacks, you can keep your space warm and shave a few dollars off your monthly bill. Continue reading our blog to find out how you can lower your energy bill this winter.
Embrace the Sunshine
As soon as the temperature outside dips towards freezing, keep your house warm by opening the curtains. Letting the sunlight into your home will warm it naturally while keeping the thermostat temperature lower. As the sun goes down in the evening, close your curtains or blinds to keep out the chill.
Sealing up air leaks and drafts in your home is one of the easiest ways to lower your heating costs. Caulking and weatherstripping are inexpensive upfront and even pay for themselves in savings within a year. Take an afternoon to investigate any cracks and openings in your home and fill them up with caulk. If you find cool air still sneaking in, weatherstripping is a great solution.
If your home has unused rooms such as a guest bedroom or storage room, don’t waste energy heating a space that’s rarely used. Closing off vents and keeping doors shut will ensure heated air is only sent to necessary spaces, allowing you to keep the temperature at a lower degree.
Invest In Space Heaters
If you only need to heat a small area, such as a bathroom or garage, try using a space heater. Electric space heaters are an energy-efficient way to warm your space. Keep in mind, that when it comes to heating your entire house, space heaters are much less efficient than a furnace.
The typical rotation of a ceiling fan is counterclockwise, pushing air down and producing a wind chill effect. In the winter, reverse the rotation of your fan, to pull down the warm air that collects near your ceiling. Just by adjusting the rotation of your ceiling fan, you can save up to 15% on heating costs during the winter months.
Tune-Ups or Replacement
An HVAC system breakdown can be costly and inconvenient, especially in the frozen months ahead. In a biannual tune-up, an HVAC technician checks and cleans your entire system. They also can catch problems before they turn into major and sometimes expensive problems. They can also assess if it’s time for a new system and get you started on recommendations on a replacement.
Contact True Climate Heat + Air today to schedule your furnace tune-up or replacement. Our team of experts is here for any questions you may have. Keep money in your pocket this winter and rely on True Climate Heat + Air for the professional service you trust.