As winter approaches, many of us face rising energy costs as a result of having to heat our homes. By following some of these heating tips, you can reduce your heating bill while also saving energy!
The furnace is your home’s immediate source of heat so it is important that it is running properly. Regular maintenance on your furnace is crucial and includes having it professionally cleaned and regularly changing out the filter.
You want to conserve as much heat as possible. To prevent heat from escaping, make sure your home is properly insulated. The most important areas on your house to check are the walls, floors, basement, attic, and any crawlspaces.
Also be sure to check for any cracks or crevices that would promote air leakage and have them sealed right away. Check your windows as well. Windows that aren’t sealed well enough cause your home to lose warm air.
Be smart when it comes to setting the temperature on your thermostat. If you’re going to be gone for most of the day, turn the heat down—there is no point in heating an empty home. Also, turn the temperature down a few degrees right before you go to bed since you’ll be using blankets to keep warm.
Lastly, keep your drapes or curtains open. Letting in natural light from the sun is a great way to warm up your house—and best of all, it’s free!
To make sure your heating system is running at peak performance, call the pros at Total Comfort in Macon today. We’ll perform a thorough inspection to make sure everything is running smoothly!