Fall has come and is on its way out which means a chilly winter is upon us. With temperatures dropping every week, it’s time to bundle up and stay warm inside.
With cold weather approaching, more and more people will have their heaters blasting 24/7 to try and keep their homes warm and comfortable. But that can lead to pretty hefty energy bills if you aren’t careful.
So this winter it’s time to be proactive and smart about keeping your home toasty. Here are 5 great tips that’ll make your house warmer in the winter this year.
1. Keep Your Home Insulated
The number one rule to keeping your house warm and your energy bill lower is to make sure your home is maximally insulated. When you insulate your home, you can keep it warm for much longer periods of time without turning on the heater.
Installing insulation on your roof can significantly reduce the amount of heat that escapes your home. Buying insulation is an investment but it’ll definitely pay off quickly by saving you money on energy bills.
2. Use Curtains
A lot of heat escapes through windows. So blocking off your windows using curtains can keep your home a lot warmer without spending extra money on heat.
This is an easy and cheap way to reduce our energy bill and keep your home warm this winter.
3. Don’t Surround Your Radiator
If you have a radiator in your home, it may feel nice to put a big couch near it so you can feel toasty and warm. But this actually makes the radiator much less effective because the air won’t be flowing properly.
Try to keep your radiator away from large furniture so it can be working at optimal potential.
4. Use Timers on Central Heating
Having heat blasting in your home all day and night can make your energy bill skyrocket. There’s no reason to have your heat on all the time, especially if you’re away at work all day.
Set timers on your heater to turn off when you won’t be home and turn on when you will be home. This can save you a ton of money. And if your home is insulated, your heater won’t have to work hard to get your home warm before you arrive.
5. Use the Right Ventilation
Keep your vents open in the rooms you use often, and close them in rooms that aren’t used. That way the heat is ventilating where you need it to and it’s not being wasted.
Make sure your fan is turning clockwise at a low speed in the winter. This allows the fans to pull cold air up and keep your home warmer without using heat.
Most importantly, make sure your heating and ventilation system is working up to snuff this winter. If you notice any issues with your heater or ventilation, get HVAC professionals out to help you right away.
For More Info to Keep Warmer in the Winter
You shouldn’t have to choose between a cold home or an affordable energy bill this winter. By being smart and proactive, you can stay warmer in the winter and keep your energy bill low.
For more information on heating and ventilation for the winter, please contact us today!