At Dr. Ductless we know that saving money around the house is one of your priorities. With that in mind we’ve got 3 really easy ways to save money on heating costs.
Windows can help save money on heating
If you want to keep your home as warm as possible without using your furnace, boiler, heat pump or any other heating source here’s how it’s done. Use the sun to your advantage. Yes, that huge ball of fire in the sky is one of your best friends, even in the dead of winter. If you leave your curtains open on sunny days you allow the sun to beam in and heat up the air in your home around the windows. At night when the sun goes down, just close your curtains to keep the heat in and the cold out, especially if there are drafts around your windows. This is a simple way to save money on heating.
Save money on heating by clearing the space around your vents
If you have a heat pump or a furnace that uses forced air, you need to ensure that there isn’t anything impeding the flow of air from the vents to the rest of your home. When the warm air can’t circulate that means it can’t move throughout your home and towards your thermostat. your thermostat controls the temperatures and if it does’t know that your home is warm or if heat isn’t being properly circulated then it won’t turn off your heating system. This means that your system will have to work for longer periods of time, use more energy than it needs to and cost you more on your monthly energy bills.
Eliminate drafts to save money on heating costs
Drafts can exist is both old and new homes. Don’t think for a second that just because you have a new home that there can’t be drafts. Old window frames are notorious for drafts and if you’re not ready to replace your windows consider calking or another type of sealant to combat drafts. This same application can also be used around outlets and switches to seal off drafts. Overall, finding drafts and then applying a solution to them can really make a difference and ensure that your thermostat isn’t kicking in unnecessarily.