Energy Saving Winter Tips
Winter weather is here, and that means increased energy bills in order to keep your home warm. Is your home being as efficient as it could with all of the warmth you are putting into it? There are ways that you can keep costs lower during the winter months. Here are some tips for keeping your energy bills down while still enjoying a comfortable home.
Check Your Attic Insulation
Heat rises. This means that most of the warmth escaping from you home will be doing so from the roof. If your attic insulation levels are low, you may be letting more heat out than you should.
Have an expert check the insulation levels in your attic. With proper amounts of insulation, you could save anywhere from 10 to 50% on your heating bills in the winter.
This heat loss can also lead to your furnace running more to keep up. Added strain on your heating system could eventually lead to repairs needing done much sooner than they would if the furnace had not run so hard.
Get into Baking
While this may not save a lot in energy costs, it sure is a great smelling and great tasting way to heat your home. Turning the oven on to bake bread, a cake or even a roast will get your food cooked as well as help to heat your home with the radiant heat from the oven.
Remember, your oven is designed to heat the enclosed space inside of it, not your home. Do not open up your oven to provide supplementary heating. This is very dangerous and can damage your oven or even lead to a fire.
Invest in a Humidifier
What do most people complain about in the summer? The humidity. “It wouldn’t be so bad if it were a dry heat” is a common summer turn of phrase. Well, there is a reason for that, and you can use it to your advantage in the winter. Simply put, humid air feels warmer.
The humidity can also help your family stay healthy in the winter. Dry winter air irritates nasal passages and can aggravate conditions like asthma or other respiratory problems. Having a home humidifier can help to ease these conditions. It also helps out with dry skin. The humid air will keep skin moist reducing the need for lotion or other moisturizers.
Humidity can be added directly to some home heating units, or separate humidifiers can be purchased. The professionals at Executive Air Conditioning can help you choose the one that is right for you.
Remember, carbon monoxide poisoning is much more common when you have a gas furnace or fire place heating your home. Know the signs or have a carbon monoxide detector for the winter months. It can keep your family safe and healthy.
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