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Seven Tips to Stay Warm While Saving Money This Winter
Thursday, January 16, 2020

What you need for the new year are easy energy services tips to stay warm while saving money. Keeping your home comfortable in winter is one of the most significant expenses that homeowners face. Here are seven tips to help you heat your home and save money in the process.

1: Insulate

  • Seal drafts around doors and windows to keep cold air out
  • Be sure to close the damper when a fireplace is not in use
  • Add an attic blanket
  • Seal HVAC ducting
  • Turn off bathroom and kitchen fans after use to minimize loss of heat

  • 2: Utilize Natural Warmth

  • Let in the daytime sun to warm up the house
  • Close drapes at night to form a barrier against cold air
  • Add extra blankets to beds
  • Use hot water bottles or microwaveable bed warmers

  • 3: Thermostat Management

  • Lower the thermostat a few degrees (wear a sweater!)
  • Lower the temperature by 10 degrees at night
  • Install a programmable thermostat

  • 4: Reverse Ceiling Fans

  • Reverse the fans to draw heat from the ceiling into the room

  • 5: Add Humidity

  • Use a humidifier to combat dryness and warm up a room
  • Air with higher relative humidity feels warmer so you can lower your thermostat without sacrificing comfort

  • 6: Maintain HVAC Equipment

  • Conduct an energy audit of your home
  • Change furnace filters monthly or as needed
  • Schedule a semi-annual service call for your furnace

  • The experts at G+S Heating Air Energy Services are available to answer all of your heating questions. Contact our energy services team today for more information on staying warm while saving money this winter. arrow Back