Winter is here, so it’s time to turn up the heat. But with rising energy costs, keeping your home warm can add up quickly. Luckily, you can use some easy tips and tricks to save money on your heating bills this winter.
Here are five suggestions to help you stay warm without breaking the bank:
Set Your Thermostat at a Reasonable Temperature
Space heaters are a great way to target specific rooms or areas needing additional warmth without raising the temperature throughout your entire home. This will give you more control over where heat is being used and help reduce energy waste. Just remember to buy an energy-efficient space heater and follow all safety instructions while using it!
Use Space Heaters for Targeted Heat
Space heaters are a great way to target specific rooms or areas in need of additional warmth without having to raise the temperature throughout your entire home. This will give you more control over where heat is being used and help reduce energy waste. Just remember to buy an energy-efficient space heater and follow all safety instructions while using it.
Check Your Home for Drafts
Drafty windows and doors let cold air into your house, forcing your furnace to work harder than necessary to keep things warm. To prevent drafts from sapping away precious warmth, inspect windows, doors, ceilings, walls, fireplaces, pipes, vents, and other sources of air leakage in your home. Fix any gaps with weatherstripping or caulking as needed — you may be surprised at how much this simple step can improve insulation!
Install Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans might not seem like they have much place in a winter home, but they do! By reversing their direction so that they spin clockwise instead of counterclockwise (which should be clearly marked on the fan), ceiling fans will help pull hot air down from the ceiling back into living areas where occupants are sitting or sleeping. This method helps keep them warmer while reducing reliance on costly heating systems.
Add Insulation Where Necessary
The more insulation you have around your home (especially in attics), the less energy it takes to stay heated throughout the winter months. Investing in insulation will pay off later when those energy savings start rolling in year after year!
Contact Landmark Exteriors for roofing inspections, repairs, and replacements!
The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help ensure your home’s roofing system looks great and functions properly for years to come. If you need assistance preparing for winter weather conditions or would like a professional inspection of your roof before winter sets in, contact us today! Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 or visit our website to learn more.