Every year homeowners brace for the high heating bills that seem to come hand-in-hand with winter and every year homeowners look for a better way to approach the problem without having to break the budget or compromise on comfort. This year, however, it’s finally possible to stay warm without spending too much on your monthly heating bills with just a little planning and maintenance!
Natural Energy Sources
Homeowners are often surprised to learn just how much money and energy they can save simply by exploring natural energy sources which are all too often overlooked. Consider leaving your curtains open during the day and closed at night to allow as much natural light and heat into your rooms as possible while it’s available and then keeping the heat you accumulate inside at night. Thick curtains can be quite effective as a form of insulation and for homes with plenty of sunlight, natural heating can often be an excellent auxiliary form of keeping warm in the winter!
Maintain your HVAC, Modify your Energy Usage
Your home’s HVAC system is constantly working, meaning that wear and tear is inevitable and efficiency will never stay high without proper maintenance. Since winter puts such high demands on your home’s heating system, ensuring that all of its components are working properly is absolutely crucial to keeping your HVAC efficiency high and energy waste low. The best methods for you to do that are replacing your air filters at least four times a year, hiring professional HVAC contractors to inspect and clean your ducts, and making a more concerted effort to reduce energy usage by shortening showers and using lights only when in the room.
Energy Efficient HVAC Installations
The benefits of specialized energy efficient HVAC units like those certified by Energy Star include everything from more affordable heating bills to inclusion in a number of local, state, and even federal incentive programs! What’s more, installing new HVAC units such as these is an excellent way to ensure that all components of your home’s heating are new, clean, and running as efficiently as possible meaning that your energy bills will be as low as possible for your specific amount of usage.