Seven Greener Ways To Stay Warm This Winter
Stay Greener And Save Money On Energy Bills
Preparing for the winter is not as difficult as you might think. If you are looking for ways to stay greener and save money on energy bills then there are various simple steps that you could take in order to effectively keep your home warmer.
Winterizing Your Home
If you want to winterize your home effectively then it is recommended that you call out a HVAC contractor to clean and inspect your heating duct. This way you will be able to ensure you are getting the most out of your furnace. The small price it costs to get out an inspector could end up being significantly lower than the winter bill costs.
Using Safe, Green Electric Space Heaters (Versus Using Oil Or Kerosene Heaters)
Although electricity is expensive, space heaters can be a much more cost efficient option than using oil or kerosene heaters. Green electric space heaters are ideal for people who only need to heat up small rooms, such as an office. The other benefit they have over oil and kerosene heaters is that they tend to be more controllable with the amount of heat they give off. They can also be safer as they are not as hot to touch, making them more portable and easier to transfer to other rooms.
Installing A Programmable Thermostat
Having a programmable thermostat is a great way to make savings on energy bills and in this way you will be able to monitor the amount of time that your thermostat stays active. This is also a very important aspect in ensuring that pipes do not freeze and is especially beneficial for people who leave their house for extended periods of time during the winter months.
Utilizing Ceiling Fans To Circulate Heat
Running a ceiling fan during cold seasons is a great way to ensure that an even level of heat is moving throughout the house. This is especially beneficial in rooms that contain a fireplace.
Utilizing Gas Fireplaces
Electricity prices are constantly on the rise. For this reason it is much more effective to use gas fireplaces to heat your home. This is especially beneficial during the winter months when energy prices tend to skyrocket.
Dressing Warmer Inside
One of the more simple ways in which you can ensure that you remain warm during the winter is to dress warmer when inside. By wearing long sleeve jumpers, long johns and slippers, you will not have to warm up the air in your house so much.
Relying On Mother Nature (Heat Home During The Day Using Natural Sunlight)
Natural sunlight is a very energy efficient way to increase heat in your home without making a stamp on the environment. The more sunlight that penetrates the windows, the more warmth will be attained in the home. By making sure that your windows are clean and dust free you will be able to increase sunlight exposure. Some people also choose to place covers on their windows to aid insulation.
Contact Horizon Services
If you are ready to install or replace a heating and air conditioning system our friendly and experienced team of Comfort Specialists can help. They’ll take the time to study your home, understand your requirements, show you all of your options and assist you with finding the quality home comfort system that best meets your family’s needs and budget.