Heating your home is a necessity in the winter months (as well as for early spring). However, heating your home to your desired temperature can get quite expensive. If you’re looking to lower your monthly heating bills, learn to heat your home by other means.
- Curtain Manipulation – Drawing your curtains during certain times of the day can help your home stay warm. During the day, draw your curtains to allow the sunlight to warm your house. However, at night you should draw the curtains back to trap the heat inside of your home.
- Rugs on Wood – For those with hardwood flooring, lay out area rugs throughout the house. These rugs will prevent warm air from escaping your home via the floorboards. Not to mention that rugs are a warmer surface to walk on than hardwood.
- Additional Insulation – A home without the proper amount of insulation will lose a considerable amount of heat. Have your home’s insulation inspected by professionals and add more where needed (especially in the attic).
- Draftstopper – Some doors in your home won’t perfectly fit their frames and a gap will exist between the bottom of the door and the floor. Rather than allowing warm air to escape through this gap, slide a draftstopper under here to close the gap.
- Ceiling Fan – Ceiling fans aren’t just meant to cool you down, they can also mix the cool air in a room with the warm air that’s risen to the top of the room. Simply reverse the rotation of your ceiling fan so it spins in a clockwise direction.
- Zone Heating – By utilizing the zone heating feature on your programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll be able to heat specific rooms in your home. This will result in a ton of savings as you won’t be heating the rooms that aren’t as lived in as much like the kitchen, living room, or master bedroom.
- Heating Service – HVAC systems can experience problems throughout their lifespan and should be repaired as soon as possible. In order for your heating system to work as efficiently as possible, annual tune-ups and the repairing of malfunctioning of parts is required. Doing both of these will lower your heating bills considerably.
Being able to heat your home shouldn’t put you into debt every time you go to pay your bills. When your home heating system needs repair, service, or replacement, contact Airtech of Stamford. To learn more or to schedule a service, give us a call at (203) 323-3959.