Winter, like any other season, is beautiful in its own way. But the cold weather that winter brings can be quite miserable. For comfort, you want to make sure your home is well heated to combat the frigid temperatures of this season.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, most people spending more time at home than they previously did. So inevitably, utilities are going to be higher. If you are concerned about rising electricity bills, there are ways to reduce your heating costs and still keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter.
Eliminate air leaks and drafts
One of the best ways to keep your home warm is to make sure it is not leaking air. Most homes leak air through windows, doors, cracks, gaps in electrical outlets, baseboards, and attic hatches.
Weather-stripping doors and windows and sealing cracks and openings with caulking will help prevent warm air from escaping spaces, so the heater has less work to do. Air sealing your home is effective, simple, and economical.
Wear warm clothing and use blankets
Keep your thermostat low, and wear warm clothing during the winter. It is a lot more cost-effective to warm your body than your entire house. During the nights, make use of comforters, blankets or duvets.
Service your furnace
To avoid your furnace working harder than it needs to, make sure the filters are free of debris or dust that can accumulate over time. Some filters can be cleaned and reused, while others must be replaced. Ensure that the vents connected to your furnace are checked and cleaned regularly as well.
Consider a smart thermostat
You might be able to reduce energy costs by installing a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat is a WiFi-enabled device that automatically adjusts temperature settings in your home for the highest energy efficiency. With a smart thermostat, you can program how long you would like your home to be heated for, and many smart thermostats learn your temperature preferences and establish a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures when you are away or asleep. However, not all HVAC systems will work with a smart thermostat. Therefore, it would be wise to check compatibility before trying to install a new thermostat.
Replace your HVAC system
If your HVAC system is more than 15 years old, requires frequent repairs, or does not heat your home evenly, it might be time to replace it.
If you are looking to replace your old HVAC system with a new, energy-efficient unit, Canada HVAC has what you need.
Canada HVAC is an online store where you can find furnaces, air conditioners and other HVAC products. In addition to helping you find the right heating and cooling solution for your home, we can even recommend a local installer.
If you are concerned about buying an HVAC system online, we offer a customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your new HVAC system within the first 12 months, we will remove the equipment and refund your money.