- Ensure Your Home is Properly Insulated
Insulation is key to keeping your home warm. The best way to think of insulation is as your home’s winter jacket. The thinner, and lower quality, that the jacket is the colder than your home is going to be. With a sufficient amount of insulation installed your winter electric bill can also be in a much more reasonable range. The reason that this can occur is that your home will better be able to maintain the heat that is already being created by your heating system preventing additional use.
- Have Your Heater Tuned Before Usage
Another major key to winter proofing your home is to ensure that your equipment is in tip-top shape and ready to perform for the upcoming winter. Choose a professional that you can trust and look into having a tune-up, or check up completed. Some HVAC companies offer yearly service contracts at a discount that can help to keep your entire heating system functioning properly. Our yearly heating and air conditioning service contracts include a slew of benefits that will help to keep you warm all winter or cool all summer.
- Preventing Drafts
Just as insulation is a keep to keeping your home maintained at a particular level of heat. Not only can a more tightly insulated and sealed home lower your energy bills, but they can also help to prolong the life of your HVAC system. Your system is much like a vehicle that you may have, the more that it is used, the more wear and tear that accumulates. Same as your vehicle, a heater that is utilized less and well maintained will last long than one which much labor and is forgotten. You can see some of our quick tips for stopping drafts in your home.
- Program Your Thermostat
Now-a-days programmable thermostats are much more common, and much less expensive, than in the past. These nifty pieces of technology can help to keep the temperature in your home regulated based on the schedule of your day. By programming your thermostat to lower the temperature in your home during the hours that you are not home, you can help to reduce your systems energy expense and prolong the lifespan of your heating system.
Want to read more about winter proofing your home for the upcoming winter? Check out our tips from 2018 about getting your home ready for the winter. If you have question about your heating system for the upcoming winter and want a professional’s opinion, get in touch with our office or search for a reliable heating contractor in your area!