In a few months, the cold weather will be back. As a result, you may want to get a headstart on your heating maintenance by having a professional from Clark’s Heating and Air take a look at your system. There are a few good tips you can use for heating your home more efficiently.
Seal Up Air Leaks
One of the biggest ways you can waste precious heat and end up with higher heating bills is to have air leaks. If you have cracks, holes, and gaps around your windows or doors, it can cause heat to escape and cold air to sneak inside your home. You may not even realize you have these air leaks and may seek heating repair. The best thing to do is to seal up air leaks as soon as you spot them. Use caulk and weather stripping and you’ll see as much as a 20 percent reduction in your heating bills.
Don’t Block Vents
Your heating system has to work much harder if the air vents are blocked. You can ensure that they’re clear by keeping furniture and drapery out of the way. Another way your vents may be blocked is because they’re cluttered with dust, dirt, pet dander, and hair. Use your vacuum to clear away all of the debris.
Insulate Your Home
Insulating your home is a great way to heat your home more efficiently. If you have any drafty rooms like the attic or a crawlspace, use at least 12 inches of insulation. You’ll be surprised to find that your heat will work much more efficiently as you save money on your heating bills.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Adjusting your thermostat is another excellent way to save on your heating. If you set the temperature to 68 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re awake and lower it by at least 2 to 3 degrees when you go to bed, it can heat more efficiently. You can even get heating services to learn ways to program your thermostat while you’re asleep or away from home.