Top 8 Energy-Saving Heating Tips for Winter
You rely on your furnace to keep your home warm during winter. But using it can get very expensive, very quickly. That’s why it’s worth taking some time to research tips for energy savings that will keep your home warm without breaking your budget.
Here are 8 of the most effective energy-saving tips for this winter.
1. Take Advantage of the Sun
Even though it’s winter, you’ll still likely get sun on some days. You can take advantage of this by letting the sun in when you get it and turning down your thermostat when it comes.
2. Use More Space Heaters
Using space heaters instead of central heating can save you a lot of money this winter. With space heaters, you don’t pay to heat your entire house. You only pay to keep the parts warm that you spend time in.
3. Bundle Up Indoors
Winter clothes like scarves and sweaters can be very comfortable. If you enjoy wearing them, consider keeping them some of the time you’re indoors so that you can lower your furnace without getting too cold.
4. Weatherproof Your Home to Eliminate Drafts
Winter chill can slip under your doors, around your windows, and even through your electrical outlets. You can stop it from doing so by adding insulation and weatherstripping in strategic locations throughout your home.
5. Keep Interior Doors Closed
It’s also a good idea to get into the habit of closing interior doors in your home when they’re not in use. That way, heat becomes trapped in each room and less energy will be required to keep them warm.
6. Turn the Thermostat Down Overnight
You can turn your furnace thermostat down by as much as 10 to 15 degrees when you’re sleeping under warm covers. Using a programmable thermostat makes this much easier to do.
7. Add Insulation
If you’ve got an attic, then you may also want to consider adding some insulation to it. Doing so can significantly reduce the amount of cold air that seeps into your home from the roof.
8. Minimize Heat Escaping From Your Fireplace
If your home has a fireplace, make sure that you keep the damper closed unless you’re burning a fire. Otherwise, tons of cold air could come down through the chimney and force your furnace to work much harder than it should have to.
Northern Climate Control Can Help You Save Money This Winter
If you want to optimize your energy savings this winter and you live in the Denver Metro Area, then Northern Climate Control is here to help.
Our skilled technicians can come out to your home, evaluate your HVAC system, and help it become as efficient as possible so that your energy bills are lower this winter.
So why wait? Get in touch with us today to get started.