These Home Heating Tips Will Save You Money and Stress This Winter
Keeping your home warm in winter can be expensive. Between your heating and cooling units and all other home comfort systems, it’s important that homeowners find ways to save money wherever they can. That’s why the experts at ComfortAire Heating Cooling Plumbing put together a list of ways you can do just that. Here are a few simple home heating tips that can keep you warm and save you money—and stress—this winter.
Utilize Your Curtains
Drapes and curtains can do more than just add ambiance to your living room or bedroom. They can be a free and simple way to curb heating costs and keep your house warmer. During the day, open the curtains and let the sunshine warm up the room. At night, close them—the drapery will act as another form of insulation.
Set a Regular Temperature Schedule
Programmable thermostats can go a long way in boosting your heating system’s energy efficiency. You can set a regular temperature schedule so that your home stays cooler when you’re not there—helping you save on unnecessary heating costs—and have it warmed up by the time you get home. It enables more consistent temperatures throughout the day while spending less energy on constantly adjusting to meet changing settings.
Seal Your Windows
Sealing your windows in the winter acts similarly to your curtains, only more effectively. Adding plastic wrap over your windows keeps heat circulating through your home rather than slipping through window cracks. Your furnace or heating system won’t have to spend as much time or energy running to meet your temperature setting.
Add a Home Humidifier
Winter air is so dry that it can affect the health of both you and your home—not to mention it’s just plain cold. A home humidifier can help alleviate those problems. It adds moisture to the air, helping purify your indoor air while making it feel warmer. And when your home feels warmer, you don’t have to crank the thermostat as high, saving you on energy costs.
Schedule Routine Furnace Maintenance
Regular furnace maintenance helps keep your furnace in top working condition. The entire system is cleaned and tuned, which helps catch potential issues before they grow and cause the unit to break down. It also helps ensure your furnace runs as efficiently as possible, which can lower your energy bills. You also get the peace of mind knowing that your system will keep you warm through the frigid winter.
For More Home Heating Tips, Call the Experts at ComfortAire
If you want more helpful home heating tips—or have questions on the ones above—get in touch with the pros at ComfortAire. From furnace repair and maintenance to plumbing and fireplace installations, there’s nothing we can’t do. Call us today—either in Wisconsin Rapids at 715-325-3969 or in Stevens Point at 715-342-0911.