How To Keep House Warm and Save Money
Heating and cooling your apartment, especially those in regions with temperature shifts, can be among the more expensive components of your utility bill. Luckily, making some easy adjustments in your home can dramatically reduce how much you spend on energy. Here are several tips to reduce energy consumption and maintain comfortable temperatures in your home this winter. How To Keep House Warm and Save Money?
Change The Filters In Your HVAC System
This is one of the best ways to lower your heating bill, and that you should actually be having it done once a month during heavy-use periods like winter (and once a season otherwise). Dirty, clogged filters make your HVAC system work harder, leading to potential damage and increased energy bills. Routine maintenance and checkup on the whole system every year is also encouraged. Find out how to clean or replace a furnace filter.
Get A Humidifier To Add Moisture To The Air
The air inside your home can become very dry. Moist air feels warmer and holds heat better, so a humidifier can help you feel comfortable when your thermostat is set at a lower temperature. You can also increase the humidity in your apartment with a collection of house plants.
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Get, Set, And Forget Your Thermostats
Although some people seem to struggle with the concept, thermostats are self-regulating devices that keep spaces at a constant temperature. If you have room thermostats, decide what temperature you want for each room, set them, and then leave them alone. They have one job, so let them do it. Fiddling with them won’t do much besides cost you money. Although they’re not cheap, you can now buy ultra-efficient learning thermostats – such as the Lennox iComfort S30 Thermostat – that automatically track your patterns of temperature preference and auto-adjust accordingly.
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Seal Heating Ducts
About 25% to 40% of conditioned air is lost through leaking ducts, according to Consumer Reports. So, sealing your ducts sooner rather than later is highly recommended. You can use tape to DIY, or hire a professional to do the job to maximize savings, up to $850 annually.
Improperly insulated attics and floor openings could also cause astronomical heating bills. But adding insulation and closing these gaps in the floor could prevent the so-called stack effect, in which heated air escapes through the attic and is replaced with cool air from lower levels. The Department of Energy also touts the benefits of adding insulation. Increasing insulation, it notes, is “one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy waste.”
Provide Your HVAC System With Regular Maintenance
Routine maintenance can lower utility costs, reduce equipment-replacement costs. GSHA Services, has a 33-point heater tune up that will keep your system going. We will look at things like air quality, ventilation, comfort levels in each room, and energy consumption. It’s time to take care of your HVAC system with GSHA Services,LTD. We promise to pay extra attention to every detail of your system to ensure an extended lifetime. Contact at GSHA Services, LTD today.
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