Ways to Save on Heating Costs
With shorter days and longer nights, sometimes it seems like winter will never end. However, there are lots of ways to make the most of the colder months. With a few helpful tips, you can stay warmer during cold weather and save money on monthly heating bills. In today’s blog, the experts at Superior Air Duct Cleaning give some energy-saving tips for the winter.
Use the Sun
To bring in free solar heat, open your curtains during the day to let in the sun’s warmth, and then close them at night to keep the heat inside your home. Utilizing direct sun exposure can save money on your heating bill and letting in a little sun will brighten up even the coldest winter days.
Use Warm Accessories
Whether it’s blankets on the couch, rugs on the floors, or flannel sheets on the bed, decorate your home and bundle up with warm accessories. Rather than turning up the heat, put on wool socks and dress in layers.
Change Your Filter
It’s best to change your furnace filter about once a month. Dirty filters force your heating system to work harder and raise your utility expenses.
Take Advantage of Ceiling Fans
Most ceiling fans have a reverse switch feature. By using this switch, you can improve the ventilation, airflow, and energy efficiency of your home during the winter months. The clockwise (reverse) blade rotation is designed for winter use, helping to keep your home warm and comfortable.
Be Careful With Exhaust Fans
While you utilize ceiling fans to your advantage, only use exhaust fans when necessary. These bathroom and kitchen fans are often forgotten causes of heat loss. Minimize their use as much as possible and turn the fans off as soon as you’re done with them.
Having proper insulation can keep you warm and save on energy costs. Visit your local home improvement store for cost-effective insulation and cover up areas where heat might escape. It’s easy to apply foam weather stripping for your windows and doors.
Make the Most of Your Fireplace
It’s best to keep the fireplace damper closed when you’re not using it, otherwise the warm air will escape quickly. Consider upgrading your old, drafty wood-burning fireplace to a more efficient unit.
Utilize Duct Cleaning Services
As winter continues, it’s wise to schedule duct cleaning services to maintain clean, quality air in your home. Our highly trained professionals take superior service to a whole new level. Contact Superior Air Duct Cleaning today to experience our exceptional service.