Are you currently shivering inside of your home? Whether you’re afraid to turn the heat up because of bills or you have and nothing seems to be making you any warmer, we’re here to lend a helping hand. There are multiple ways to keep your home warm during the winter, but it’s up to you to take action!
1. How’s Your Insulation?
Having the proper amount of insulation within your home will help keep the warm air from escaping during the winter. While you should inspect the entire home for areas with low levels of insulation, start with the attic. If this space has an inferior amount of insulation, warm air can seep into the attic space — thus, wasting heat and even having the ability to cause ice dams!
2. What Do Your Ducts Look Like?
When was the last time you had your heating ducts inspected? If it’s been a few years then there’s probably a large layer of dust spread throughout. It’s important to have your ducts cleaned every few years to help improve the air quality of your home. The ducts themselves should also be inspected for any possible holes or gaps that could be causing air leaks, which will contribute to high energy bills and a cold home.
3. Do You Have Storm Windows?
For all of the windows and doors in your home, it’s time to ditch the screens and replace them with storm windows. Having this added layer of protection will help keep more of that warm air you love, inside of your home. This simple switcheroo can help you save close to 50 percent on your heating bills.
4. Did You Service Your Heating System?
Having your heating system on without having it serviced beforehand is a very dangerous game that you should not be playing. Every year (preferably before the first use), heating systems should be serviced with a tune-up by an HVAC technician. This will ensure that your system has minimal risk of breaking down during the winter. Because we all know if it has a chance of breaking down, it will do so during the coldest week of the year…
Being able to keep your home warm while not spending too much money sounds extremely difficult — but it’s actually a walk in the park! So if you’re ever in need of a heating system tune-up or repair, give us a call and we’ll gladly help out!