The winter season can be a fun time for almost everyone, with cold, snow and the approaching holidays to look forward to. Unfortunately, what some people don’t know is that it can also be a costly season in terms of heating bills. Thankfully, there are ways you can curb your home’s heating costs during the winter season.
In this article, HVAC maintenance and chimney repair experts Hader Heating and Cooling list five tips you can follow to save on your heating bills this winter season, beginning with the following:
Proper Insulation – Adequate insulation is the most important component of keeping a home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. With that in mind, if you want to curb your heating costs during the winter, make sure that you have the proper amount of insulation installed in your attic and walls.
Avoid Using Space Heaters – Space heaters may at first sound like a great idea to keep your home warm, but what some don’t realize is that they can be costly to operate, regardless of which type you use. In addition, they’re also a fire hazard. With that in mind, avoid using space heaters during the winter, as the potential savings are never worth the risk.
Seal Air Leaks – Drafty windows and doors are two of the most common causes of high energy bills in the winter, as they allow warm air to easily leak out of your home. Therefore, it’s important to seal up any leaks by replacing worn caulk and weatherstripping around your home before winter arrives. That way, the warm air will be kept inside your home, saving you around 30% on your heating bills. For assistance in sealing any air leaks in your ducts, don’t hesitate to turn to the duct sealing pros at Hader.
Avoid Blocking Air Vents and Radiators – Air vents and radiators may be eyesores around your home, but you must avoid the temptation to cover them with window treatments or furniture. Doing so can obstruct the flow of air and make your furnace work harder than it should, which in turn can cause your heating bills to spike.
Use Area Rugs – Area rugs may enhance your room’s aesthetic appeal, but what some people don’t realize is that it can also add another layer of insulation to your floor in the winter, trapping cool air beneath it and preventing it from coming into the room. This means you’ll be able to enjoy a warm and cozy atmosphere as long as you keep the area rug in place.
Are you planning to repair your HVAC system or install new gutters on your home? You can turn to Hader, your number one professionals when it comes to roofing and HVAC maintenance services, for all your HVAC needs. Give us a call at (513) 612-9201 or fill out our contact form to request our services. We serve homeowners in Cincinnati and other nearby areas.