How to Keep Your Home Comfortably Warm on Frigid Cold Days
Cold winter temperatures are right around the corner which means keeping the heater on all day and bundling up in blankets. There are a few things you can do as a homeowner to keep your home comfortably warm during those frigid winter days and nights.
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Did you know that upgrading your heating equipment can significantly reduce your heating and hot water costs? It also improves the comfort of your home. If your system is older than 15 years old, your fuel consumption increases up to 30 percent.
Whether your system is two years old or 10, an annual maintenance appointment will help ensure that the equipment is running safely and efficiently. In fact, tuning up a few system components can help lower your fuel costs by 10 percent for the winter!
Install a programmable thermostat
Using a programmable, smart thermostat will not only help keep your bill low, it will also help you avoid needing to fiddle with the thermostat throughout the day. If you are out throughout the day, programming to keep the home chillier will help you save some money. Once you are home for the nights and weekends, keeping it a bit warmer will ensure that you are at the temperature that is going to keep you feeling cozy.
Let the sunlight in
The sun acts as a free heater so use it while you can. Even on the coldest of days, the sun is still warm. Before you leave for the day, open up those curtains and let the house soak in the rays. If there are parts of the house that do not get direct sunlight, don’t worry about opening the curtains. In fact, if there is no sunlight, opening the curtains can make things a bit chillier.
There can be leaks happening everywhere in the house. From the doors to the windows to smaller places like the attic and even kitchen hood vents, small little leaks where the cold air can sneak in are possible. Depending on the location of the leaks, caulking can be your best friend in ensuring that they get sealed.
If your system is older and you want to look at getting it replaced or you want a professional to take a look at your current system, contact Arbor Energy and we will be happy to take a look for you and make sure that your home is ready for the upcoming winter weather.