Tips to Conserve Heat This Winter
By conserving heat in the winter, you save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. As heating your home is about half of your energy bills, you can save a lot of money. There are ways to save that cost little or are free.
Stop Heat Loss Up Your Chimney
If you have a chimney in your home, it’s likely letting heat escape up it. If your chimney has an exterior intake, seal it with an airtight door. For old fireplaces that use indoor air for combustion, install a door with vents. Only open the vents when you’re using the fireplace.
Open Window Covering
When it’s a sunny day, open your wind covering to let the sun shine into your home. The sun will provide you with free heat. Just be sure to close the drapes once it’s dark out to keep heat indoors.
Get a Furnace Tune-Up
Have a technician maintain your furnace every spring. This will keep it operating at peak efficiency and so keep your energy bills low. The technician will also make sure it’s operating safely.
Advanced Comfort Solutions in Cheyenne, WY, offers furnace maintenance. Our technician will perform a thorough examination of your furnace and let you know if they spot any issues.
Eliminate Air Leaks and Drafts
Keep warm air in your home and cold air out by sealing windows and doors. Caulk and weatherstripping are inexpensive and can save you a lot of money. Use weatherstripping on doors and window sashes.
Limit Use of Exhaust Fans
When you use your bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans, they can pull a significant amount of heat out of your home. Only use them when necessary, so you aren’t unnecessarily losing heat.
At Advanced Comfort Solutions, we repair, replace and maintain heaters and air conditioners. Our other services are duct cleaning, indoor air quality solutions, sheet metal fabrication, ductless mini-splits, whole-house fans and tankless water heaters. Please call today to find out more.Tags: Furnace Maintenance, Heat Conservation