How To Improve Energy Efficiency In My Home During Winter?
Even though it’s not officially winter, we can feel that chill in the air.
As temperatures go lower, houses require more powerful heating. In situations like this, it is very difficult for homeowners to find the right balance between comfort and to keep costs down.
Luckily, Lowe’s Cleaning has a few energy-saving tricks!
Best Winter Savings Tips
Decorate your home for cold weather
Holidays are just around the corner! This is a great time for your home to look and feel warmer. Cozy and fluffy blankets, favorite flannel sheets… Combine them with a favorite cup of tea or hot chocolate and dive into comfort. You can also put rugs on the floor and insulated curtains on the window as they trap warm air inside your home and prevent cold feet in the mornings.
Don’t block air vents – keep heat sources free of obstacles
If your furniture or appliances are in front of the heating source, your HVAC is not working efficiently. Move them around to maximize the distribution of heat and enjoy a warmer room.
Don’t heat unnecessary places
Garage, attic, or storage sheds are places you should avoid heating if you want a lower energy bill.
Check for any unwanted leaks
Seal and insulate the leaks, which you can find on the outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floor. This can save you up to 20% on both heating and cooling costs!
Can I save money if I turn down the heat?
Yes! According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it is possible to save you up to 10% on your heating costs just by lowering the temperature while you are asleep or away from home. This can lower your energy bills!
Keep in mind that you need to prepare your HVAC to be in great condition to work efficiently. If you need any help, call us to schedule an appointment.