If you want to keep warm while at the same time saving on utility bills, check out these simple and inexpensive techniques that can help you achieve that goal.
Use a programmable thermostat
Keeping your home warm is a priority of course, you could try a programmable thermostat. It could help you save massively on electricity bills because it allows you to preset temperatures for different times of the day instead of keeping it high around the clock. Choose a setting on the low end when you’re sleeping or are away and go with a higher setting at other times to save energy.
Minimize fireplace use
While keeping a roaring fire helps to generate warmth inside the room, the heated air that goes out through the chimney consequently pulls in cold air from the outside. And heating that cold air increases the costs furthers. Thus, it is a good idea to reduce the number of times you use your fireplace.
Move furniture away from vents and radiators
To ensure the free flow of warm air inside the room, move the couch, chair or bed away from vents, registers, and radiators. Such furniture blocks the flow of heat in the room, leading to a cold room that requires a lot of energy to heat.
Seal up those drafts
Drafts allow cold air to enter your home. Inspect your home for drafts and seal the one you find straight away. One way to find drafts is to pass a lit candle around areas such as attics, basement, under-the-door, and chimney—if the flame flickers you’ve found a draft. You can also keep the warm air inside by shutting doors and windows such as interior doors and those leading to hallways and stairways. For more information on drafts – click here.
Keeping curtains open during the day
You want as much natural light as possible to enter your home and keep it warmer during the day. Keep the curtains open during the day but remember to draw them close at night to keep the warmth in.
One excellent way to insulate your home and avoid heat loss is to install double-glazed windows instead of regular windows.
If you are experiencing any HVAC issues or need additional information on keeping your home warm in the Houston area, please call Yukon-Air, we can help! 281-630-3078