Canadian weather tends to be unpredictable during the winter months. That means your thermostat may be getting a workout. But it doesn’t have to be that way. While you’re inside and trying to stay cozy with your loved ones, there are five great ways to maximize the heating inside your home without having to face the extra costs.
Be strategic with your heating vents
Some areas of your home are used more often than others. Those are places where you would like to stay warm while spending time with your loved ones in the living room, bedrooms, and the kitchen. For other areas of your home used less often and require less heat, try closing off your vents to maximize heat and reduce costs in the process.
Keep your furnace in good shape
Your furnace is an investment for your home. Taking care of such an investment will mean that it will stay in good shape. Having your furnace serviced on a regular basis is a proactive way to protect it. It’s also a good idea to have your furnace filter changed on a regular basis.
Doing so will encourage proper heat transfer and improve the overall indoor air quality in your home. Also, having your ducts cleaned is a great way to prevent the build-up of dust and other unwanted particles from blocking your vents.
Adjust your thermostat sparingly
You can always dress in cozy layers to stay warm instead of constantly turning up your thermostat. Try turning the heat down at night since you’ll most likely get a better night’s rest in cooler temperatures and if you need extra warmth while sleeping, you can always layer the blankets. Also, if you plan to be away for an extended period of time, turn the heat down, but don’t turn the heat completely off as the water in your pipes may freeze.
Seal any existing cracks in your home
Seal any existing cracks in your home that may allow heat to escape.
Use a wood burning fireplace
If you have a wood burning fireplace and you are cold, turn it on. It will help you and your family to stay warm and save on your next heating bill because you won’t be as reliant on your furnace as much.
These five tips are great ways to save you money on your next energy bill and maximize heat within your home. You and your family can now focus on what matters while staying warm and safe during the winter months. If you have any questions about how to you can find the right heating system for your home, please contact your nearest ClimateCare member today!