When the colder weather sets in, you naturally want to stay indoors in a nice warm home. The problem is that as the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, your heating bills go up. We know that opening the electric bill can be stressful, and that’s why Aire One, heating and cooling company operating in Ontario, recommends taking these steps:
Lower Your Thermostat
This is the easiest way to lower your heating bill. By training yourself to put on a sweater instead of cranking up the heat, you’ll see a noticeable drop in your monthly usage. You can save even more by setting your thermostat to 55 at night and using extra blankets to stay warm.
Seal Your Windows And Doors
If cracks or gaps in your windows and doors are allowing your heat to escape, them seal them up to keep your house cozy. Use weatherstripping or caulking to create a good seal to keep the warm air in your home from going out the windows.
Hang Window Treatments For Insulation
Installing heavy curtains is a great way to add an extra layer between your windows and the elements. During the day open any south-facing windows to let the sun warm your home, but don’t forget to close them at night.
Check Your Outlets
Electrical outlets are often a major cause of heat loss due to a lack of insulation. You can solve this problem by removing the outlet cover and applying spray foam insulation to fill any gaps. Outlet insulators are also an inexpensive way to keep drafts out.
Upgrade To A High-Efficient HVAC System
When you install a more efficient heating and cooling system, you’ll use less energy to heat your home. New HVAC systems include programmable thermostats, are easier to maintain and promote a stable environment throughout your home.
When you’re ready to save money, contact us for assistance for all of your energy appliance needs. Aire One has been providing superior service for over 30 years to hundreds of satisfied customers, and we look forward to helping you too.