When winter rolls around, family and guests are coming and going so frequently that your entrance seems like a revolving door. Don’t waste energy by letting heat escape outdoors. At Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating, we often hear from customers wondering what they can do to lower their utility bills. Here are some tips we’ve compiled to help you conserve energy this winter.
Keeping More Warmth Inside Your Cozy New Mexico Home
Don’t let air in or out if you can help it. Search for drafts and then close them. It may not seem like a significant source of heat loss, but if you added up all of the leaks in a typical home, it would be equal to leaving a window open all year, according to the Energy Star Report on Energy Savings at Home, sealing your home can keep your home more comfortable throughout the year and reduce the risk of ice dams developing on your roof!
Add insulation. When you add insulation to the attic or crawlspace and inside walls, more heat will stay inside throughout winter. This technique is similar to using a thermos to keep a beverage piping hot all morning. Energy Star says that insulating your attic, if you have a pitch roof, will improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. Read their article on Adding Attic Insulation to learn how, how much, and what kind of insulation to use.
Go lo-tech to stay cozy. Make a habit of wearing sweaters and slippers while inside. Keep blankets near the couch and chairs in your living room so you can lower the thermostat. Sipping on hot tea or hot chocolate and snuggling up with a blanket while you hang out at home is not only cozy, it will save you money and energy.
Save Even More with Regular HVAC Cleaning and Maintenance
You can improve your heating system’s efficiency even more when you arrange for HVAC maintenance, cleaning and inspection every year. For details on service or to request a consultation, please connect with Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating today.
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