Heating your home is one of the biggest reasons for high energy bills. There are several ways to conserve heat to save you money. Some of these cost little to nothing to implement.
Plastic Covers for Doors and Windows
You can seal unused doors and windows in the winter with plastic. You can buy kits for this at any big-box store. The plastic eliminates drafts, so warm air stays inside where you want it.
Insulate Your Attic
Since warm air rises, it’s lost in your attic if there isn’t sufficient insulation. Once you have enough insulation in your attic, cover the entryway with an old blanket or clothes to prevent drafts.
Get a Fireplace Plug
A lot of heat can be lost up your fireplace if the damper won’t close all the way. But a fireplace plug to prevent this. They come in different sizes, so you need to measure your fireplace before heading to a big-box store.
Have Your Furnace Tuned Up
When you have your furnace tuned-up before each winter, it will help it work more efficiently. You’ll conserve heat as it doesn’t have to work as hard to heat your home.
Jesse Heating & Air Conditioning in Champaign, IL, tunes-up furnaces and other heaters. This service includes lubricating moving parts, blower adjustments, and cleaning and cleaning the interior.
A lot of heat is lost in your home’s ductwork. Either it wasn’t installed properly, or it’s developed cracks and gaps. Have an HVAC company seal your ductwork to conserve up to 30% of your heat.
Use Ceiling Fans
Run your ceiling fans in reverse during the winter to conserve heat. This keeps warm air circulating instead of collecting near the ceiling.
Jesse Heating & Air Conditioning repairs, replaces, and tunes-up heating and cooling systems. Our products include air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, and packaged systems. We can also help you with thermostats, duct sealing, home performance, and fireplaces. Please get in touch with us today to find out more.