Here are some tips for saving on heating costs during the winter months. First, when you have a sunny day, let those curtains and blinds stay open during the day. Free sunlight goes a long way and can help warm your home. Do the opposite at night, since windows are not as good a barrier as walls, those curtains can help as an extra layer to protect against drafts and colder temperatures coming in. If your doors are no sealed well at the bottom, put a towel or blanket against that bottom edge to keep the cold air out.
Run your ceiling fans in reverse! This helps circulate warm air back down into the room. Make sure you fully stop your fans before changing the fans to reverse. Make sure you have proper attic insulation in your home. If it’s been some time, you could need more insulation or better quality insulation added to what you may have. Smart thermostats are also a great way to automatically use the heat when you need it and are home, but maybe not keep it as warm while you’re not home.
If you’ve just turned your heating on for the winter, make sure you have fresh filters and perhaps a cleaning might be necessary as dust will get trapped in the heat exchange or electric heat strips. If you need us to check out your heating system to make sure it’s operating at its peak, give us a call!