31 Dec Stay Warm And Save Money This Winter
When the temperatures turn cold, you rely on your heating system to keep you warm and toasty in your home. If your heating system is working properly, it should do just that. Hopefully, you have had a technician from Biggs HVAC come out to perform a pre-winter inspection to ensure your HVAC system is working correctly. If you have not done that yet, there is still time. contact us or
Give us a call at 919-329-8288 and we will get you scheduled right away.
There are some Tips you can take though in order to keep your home warm while saving money. First, check your window sills and baseboards to make sure there are no cracks that could be allowing cold air in. Make sure that the seals at the bottom of your doors leading to outside are good so that cold air cannot enter your home that way. Also, if you have an attic or basement, make sure that the entrance points to either are sealed correctly.
Consider a new high efficiency heating system. Today’s new heating and air conditioning systems are up to 75% more energy efficient then systems that are only 10 years old. This is due to the advances in technology over the past few years. We offer free in home consultations. Let one of our project managers show you how you can start saving today.
When the sun is out, let the light in through windows as much as possible. The heat from the sun can help to warm up your space. When night falls though, be sure to close your curtains in order to retain some of that heat in your home. If you have a fireplace in your house, close the flue when you are not using it. Also, using your oven to cook can help to warm up your kitchen area. Make sure to check that none of your furniture could be blocking a heating vent preventing heat from your heating system getting to you.
Space heaters require you to use an abundance of caution with them. Be sure to keep any flammable material several feet away from the space heater, and turn it off when you are not in the room. When it comes to saving money on your heating bill, if you have a furnace turn the heat down by eight to ten degrees when you leave the home. If you have a heat pump system only reduce the thermostat by 2 degrees. another way to save is to set your thermostat no higher than 68 to 70 degrees.
If you find that you are having trouble with your HVAC system this winter, give Biggs HVAC a call at (919) 329-8288.