As our HVAC systems struggle to heat our homes during the winter, many of us notice an increase in our energy bills. Below are some tips to help you save money during these winter months.
To ensure that your furnace is properly functioning, it is important to have it inspected before the winter months and even have it professionally cleaned if needed. The furnace’s filter should also be changed at least every 90 days.
Make sure your home is adequately insulated.
Your home can waste up to 20% of its heat if not properly insulated. Areas in your home such as the attic, walls, floors, basement, and crawlspace all need to have sufficient insulation to prevent heat loss.
Stop Air Leaks
Check to see if air is leaking out of your home or into your home. Any cracks or crevices leaking air should be sealed immediately. Windows are also a common source of heat loss so have them thoroughly inspected.
Control your Thermostat
Your thermostat should be properly set in order to conserve on energy. Keep the temperature set at 68 degrees during the night and when you are out of the home. If you do not already have one, consider having a programmable thermostat installed—they are a great way to save you money.
Let in some Sun
Keep the drapes and curtains in your house open to let in the light—the sun’s rays will provide solar heating. Keep them closed at night to keep cold air from seeping in and warm air from escaping.
If you have any problems with your home heating system, don’t hesitate to call the pros at Arctic Air Conditioning today!