The holiday season is here and it can get expensive quickly. We understand that now is when your budget may be at its tightest. So what can you do to make sure your house is sufficiently heated without breaking the bank?
High energy bills are bothersome, but there are things you can do to keep them manageable. Check out the following best practices to keep your home warm and cozy during the winter without overpaying for utilities.
5 Ways To Keep The House Warm In An Affordable Way
Let’s discuss some of the ways that you can keep things within your budget this season without having to shiver your way through the season.
- Keeps doors and windows closed to keep heat indoors. A breath of fresh air can be a great way to wake yourself up and get some energy. But that isn’t a good enough reason to leave doors or windows open even for a short period of time. You want to keep everything closed up so that the warm air your heater creates is kept inside and the cold air is kept outside. This helps the house stay comfortable and minimizes the amount of work your heater has to do.
- Open curtains and blinds to let the light in on sunny days. We all know that sunlight carries radiant heat, so why not let that heat work for you? Sunlight won’t be enough to keep the house entirely warm all winter. But it will be able to add some extra warmth to the house and reduce the amount of work that your heater has to do. If you have any windows that receive sunshine throughout the day, it is time to open those blinds and curtains!
- Bundle up so you can turn the thermostat down. It’s time to break out the cozy sweaters and wool socks! Even when you’re hanging out at home, you should bundle up (reasonably) so that you can lower the temperature on your thermostat (also reasonably). Ideally, try to keep your thermostat set to 68° as this should keep the home warm enough to be comfortable without increasing your energy bills.
- Check and change your air filter. The air filter for your heater plays a more important role than you might realize. By filtering out dust and dirt from the air entering your heater, this component helps keep your heater running efficiently and effectively. Make sure to change your filter every 1-3 months to ensure it’s doing the best possible job of keeping the air flowing into your heater clean.
- Schedule maintenance or repairs with a professional. Last but not least, make sure that you have backup you can count on. By working with a professional technician for your heating maintenance or heating repairs, you can ensure that your system will operate at its best for the longest number of years possible. Expert service can’t be beat, especially because it can help you save so much money over the years.
If you need help with your heater services in Worcester County and Middlesex County, MA, contact Landry Mechanical Inc to schedule an appointment.