Winter is upon us once again and that means it’s time to reevaluate your household to avoid certain expenditures throughout the season. The good news is that saving money isn’t difficult, and we’ve compiled a few quick tips to help you out:
Turn Down the Thermostat at Night
Since you’ll be under sheets and blankets while you sleep, feel free to turn down the thermostat at night. This is especially easy with a programmable model, because you can set it to kick on at a certain time in the morning so the house will be toasty when you slip out of bed.
Seal Air Leaks Around Doors and Windows
When cracks and gaps around your home’s doors and windows allow air to escape, your heating system will be forced to work harder to maintain home comfort. Using caulk, spray foam, or weatherstripping to seal these problem areas will keep this from happening so often.
Bundle Up When Possible
Running your heating system on a regular basis isn’t the only way to stay warm throughout the winter season. The more you can bundle up with sweaters and blankets, the less often you’ll need to run your heating system.
Consider the Installation of a Zoning System
A traditional heating system isn’t very efficient because it’s being forced to warm your entire home regardless of which rooms are occupied. A zoning system fixes that by allowing you to concentrate on only the areas that need to be heated at any given time.
Use the Oven for Cooking More Often
While you never want to use the oven as a way to heat up your home when the weather gets cold, doing so as you cook is perfectly okay. This will keep your kitchen and the nearby area warm, which will negate the need for your heating system to run as often while you’re fixing dinner.
If you need more tips for saving money or have any home comfort concerns, pease contact the professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Neptune and the surrounding areas since 1948.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).