Heating your home in winter can quickly become a significant expense. Once that bill arrives, you may feel the chills. There are many ways to keep warm during winter without spending a lot of money on fuel. Here are some ideas:
It is a sure way to lose heat in the winter months. Warm air can escape, and cold air can get in through gaps around doors and windows or other openings that connect the interior of your home to the exterior. You can heat up your home quickly and inexpensively by inspecting all your windows and doors. Weatherstripping is a good idea if your curtains are fluttering or you feel drafts or gaps. The rubber or foam material can be used to seal gaps and prevent drafts around windows and doors.
Windows account for approximately 30% of the home’s heating energy. Thermal-insulated curtains and drapes are another great way to keep heat in your home while keeping the outside cold out. These curtains can be used to block heat from the windows but there are also versions that can cover doors. There are many styles available so you can find the right one for your home. Keep the curtains closed if your home is exposed to sunlight. This will allow solar energy to warm your space. To keep the warmth inside, close your curtains at night.
Check your insulation
Although this is a more expensive and time-consuming project, it’s important to ensure that your home has good insulation. Although it can be difficult to inspect the insulation in your walls and crawl spaces, it is possible to do so easily. Insulating these areas can make your home more efficient and reduce energy consumption. Homeowners can save up to 15% on heating in Knoxville by sealing their homes and insuring that crawl spaces and attics are well insulated.
It’s a great way to reduce your heating bills while still being comfortable in the winter. Most people don’t have the time or ability to adjust their thermostats every day. A smart thermostat or programmable thermostat is a good choice. These thermostats can replace your existing thermostat and allow you to set the times and temperatures that you want throughout the week. Even the simplest programmable thermostats can be set to a different schedule on weekdays than on weekends. Smart thermostats such as the Google Nest monitor your movements and adjust the temperature accordingly.
These are just a few tips to help you heat your home more efficiently. You will be happier in a warm, comfortable home that doesn’t have drafts and does not increase your monthly utility bills to unbearable levels. Contact a local heating contractor for more tips on how to ensure your home stays warm without breaking the bank.
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