Give Your Furnace A Break With These Home Heating Tips
Let’s face it- home heating cuts more than half of your budget this winter season. Depending on how your home is constructed or what your daily routines are, you can’t deny the bulging expenses when it comes to your energy consumption. Good thing, there are simple ways that you can do to shrink your home heating bill. Try these easy tasks and find out how much you can save in your winter energy costs.
Regularly change the furnace filters.
Furnace filters play a vital role in keeping your indoor air clean and healthy. If the filter is filled with dust and dirt accumulation, the furnace operation will be affected. Not just that it contributes to poor indoor air quality, it also put strain on your furnace causing it to work harder and longer leading to high energy bill or system failure.
Be sure that holes in the exterior and interior walls are sealed.
When it comes to wall insulation, you have to pay extra attention on the small holes found on pipes, electrical boxes, and gaps between window frames. These give way for cold air to enter and the warm air to escape. Exchange of cold and warm air is a big contributor to high energy bill. There are available sealants and spray foams on the store that you can use to seal the holes.
Replace the weather stripping around doors and windows.
Weather stripping also worn out as time passes and if you fail to replace them, warm air can leak out. This will make your furnace work harder to reach the temperature set in your thermostat. Replace weather stripping regularly.
Consider a space heater.
One thing that causes your energy bill to rise is energy wastage which happens when you’re just staying in one room yet you need to fire up your furnace for the entire house. This is when you need to invest on space heaters. This is like a portable heater that you can bring whichever room you want to stay so you don’t have to fire up the furnace for the other unoccupied parts of the house.
Schedule a routine maintenance service.
Keep your furnace maintained to ensure its efficiency and proper operation throughout the winter season. This includes complete inspection, cleaning and repair on the components of your furnace.
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