What’s wrong with this picture? Can you guess? . . . maybe you already know. If your house is decorated with these types of ice sculptures, it’s highly likely you’ve lack proper attic insulation. The snow on the roof shouldn’t be melted by heat loss from the house. Now’s a good time to think about how you’re losing heating dollars and take action to save some cash this winter.
Air Leaks Around Windows and Doors
This is one of the main ways heat escapes during the winter and can often be detected by feeling a draft. Ensure your frames do not have worn or loose weather-stripping and check that gaps are properly caulked.
Lower Your Thermostat
If you have a digital thermostat that you can pre-set, program a set-back period to save money. Even a 1 degree set back saves money. Using setback when you’re asleep or away is a great way to lower your yearly utility bills. Check out our line of Smart Thermostats here.
The amount of heat that escapes through your attic would surprise you. Have your attic inspected and installed with proper insulation to prevent expensive heat from rising up and out of your home.
Add Large Rugs to Hardwood Floors
Area rugs serve as extra insulation for your floors and help trap cold air rising from your basement. They also add style and flair to your home as an extra perk!
Keep Vents Unobstructed
Blocking air flow will lead to your furnace working much harder, since your home will not be as warm as its meant to be and your thermostat won’t recognize that your furnace is being overworked.
**You should also make sure that you are scheduling regular maintenance for your heating system to ensure that it is functioning properly and running efficiently!**
The name of the game when it comes to preserving energy and keeping your home efficient in the winter is to keep your furnace from working too hard. Preserve as much heat as you can and your bills will decrease.