Whether you're hoping to make a change in the environment, or are looking to save a few dollars, reducing energy when it comes to heating can make a big difference. Heating your home can be one of the most expensive components of your utility bill. Luckily, these easy adjustments can drastically reduce your energy consumption while still maintaining a comfortable environment this winter:
Utilize the sun: Even in the winter, the sun still shines bright during the day. Keep your curtains open to help bring free heat into your home. After the sun goes down, be sure to draw your insulated window coverings closed, which will help trap some of the heat indoors and will allow you to keep your thermostat lower.
Adjust the thermostat at night: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save about 10 percent per year on your heating bills by turning your thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours. Swap your regular sheets for flannel ones and you’ll still feel toasty while saving money.
Add moisture with a humidifier: The air inside your home can become very dry. Moist air feels warmer and holds heat better, so a humidifier can help you feel comfortable when your thermostat is set at a lower temperature.
These small changes can certainly help you save money and energy. If you notice your heating system isn’t working properly, it’s important to call the professionals at A.B. May to make sure you’re not wasting money trying to heat your home. To learn more about the services offered or to schedule service, visit our website or give us a call at 913-370-4898.