This is a basic and probably the simplest heating saving tip. Don´t waste a sunny day, use the sun as a form of heat. Open your blinds towards the ceiling do they let in as much sun as possible just make sure they are closed by sundown.
Try reversing the setting of your ceiling fan while keeping it on low. When the heat enters your upward placed blinds the fans setting will spread the heat evenly around the room.
Although you may not know it a fireplace, due to the warm air being escorted out of your home via the chimney can waste a lot of energy. When your fireplace is not in use make sure that the damper is shut. By having glass doors installed more heat will be retained in the home whilst the fireplace is not being used.
Exhaust fans can cause you to lose heat. Try not to use them unnecessarily and during cold weather keep them off being as heated air leaves via an exhaust fan.
Negative pressure which can cause a back-draft from the fireplace as well as drafts through walls, outlets and windows which are not insulated is all caused by exhaust fans which.
Making sure your system receives year round maintenance is the best way to prevent issues with your heating. Having your heating system maintained on a yearly basis by a trustworthy and qualified company is the way to maintain low heating bills as well as avoid expensive replacements or repairs later on.
Another great tip is to have your HVAC inspected regularly. Your tune up should include:
– General safety inspection.
– Inspection as well as cleaning of the air blower/handler.
– Thermostat calibration.
– Inspection and cleaning of the filter.
– Hot and cold spots in the home identified.
– Inspection of connections and wiring.
– Gauging of the electrical systems for correct draw of amp.
Quality of Air
Wetness and warmth go hand in hand, during winter months, homes tend to dry out. Due to the colder weather more heaters are used which causes the inside of a home to be dryer than usual. By having a humidifier in your home needed moisture is added during the winter.
On top of saving energy, health concerns such as dry sinuses are also an added benefit of using a humidifier. You will be able to feel more comfortable and consider lowering your regular heat setting because of this, this is due to the fact that moist air holds heat well.
Your humidifier should also be properly maintained. Regardless of whether it is a whole house humidifier or a portable one, make sure you read and follow the care instructions found in the manual. However, filter should be regularly cleaned or even changed and the base as well as reservoir should be cleaned as well.