Jan 2, 2018

Save Money with Heating in Winter

During winter, we tend to spend a little more – on gifts, food, decorations, and most importantly, heating. Oftentimes, we even spend so much money on heaters that we compromise our spending.

However, keeping your home warm and toasty during winter shouldn’t cause your bills to skyrocket. Here are some simple tips and tricks that can help you lower your heating bills during the winter season:

       Open your curtains for natural heat
In winter, it is not only difficult to keep warm, it is also difficult to get up for work every morning. Getting up and opening the curtains for the sunlight to peak through is not only great at energizing your mornings, it’s also good for adding free and natural warmth into your home.

       Dress for the winter and always have a hot beverage
Keep yourself snug at home by wearing clothes that trap the heat from your body like a sweater, a hat, and socks. Dress in layers for added comfort and keep hot beverages with you like tea or hot chocolate. These things are sure to keep you warm while reading a book, watching a show, or spending quality time with family at home.

       Always maintain your furnace or heaters
One of the most common problems that people have is not having their furnaces operate at its peak. Maintenance is needed not only during winter but for all year round. Have your heaters checked by a professional heating company once a year. Clean or change your filters regularly. These things help your heater perform better when you need it the most.

       Check the condition of your home
This may not sound like much, but checking the condition of your home is essential to ensure that no heat is escaping. Look for drafts, holes, or other places where the heat or cold air can sneak in or out like doors, windows, exterior walls, and the like. Plug them up and you’ll be sure you won’t need to crank up the heater. If you think it is not enough, you can always install insulation in your house.

       Keep your vents clean and unblocked
Your furniture and other fixtures could have been placed in spaces where the vents are. It would be difficult to keep the hot air from flowing out if there is not enough space for it to go to. Make sure your vents are not only clean but free from obstruction.

       Use the heater in the rooms you are going to use
There are plenty of spaces for heat to go to at home when you are heating the entire space. This would mean you would need to keep the temperature higher if you want to keep warm. So, seal off some of the vents in rooms you don’t usually use to trap the heat in the space you do use.

       Turn down the thermostat when you’re away or about to sleep
You don’t need to keep your house warm while you are away at work so crank the thermostat down and turn on the heater for later. Learn turn the thermostat down when you’re about to sleep. Cooler temperatures can make the bed more comfortable haven to lay on, and studies also show that the cooler you are, the easier it is to fall asleep and fell well-rested.

There you have it! These are a few tips that you can use at home to help you save money, while still keeping you warm and cozy for the winter.

Written by APM Construction Services, a construction and home maintenance company that is the best choice for heating and cooling in Columbia, MO.

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