When it comes to our homes, we make sure to build them so that they are as energy efficient as possible. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t other ways to be able to get your heating bill down even lower. We want to help you optimize your home in every way possible. There are several different ways that you can do that as a family if you’re watching your pennies. Here are some of the best ways that you can save on your heating bill this winter!
If you have a real wood fireplace then you’re probably losing a lot of heat from your chimney. When it comes to the laws of thermodynamics hot air rises. This means that what you’re going to want to do is when it's not in use is to seal it. When you forget to seal it up it is the equivalent to leaving your window open a considerable amount. You just let the hot air out and the cold air in. It doesn’t take much to close your chimney flue.
When you moved into your home you probably were just thinking about the way things looked and how you wanted your home set up. There are several other things to consider than does “the rug look good here?”. You also need to consider where your vents are. If you have furniture or rugs over them then you’re not getting the hot air you’re paying for into your home. So double check that they are completely clear and working correctly. Also make sure that they are clean. Doing so will help your air to flow freely into your home.
Get in the habit of closing doors. When you aren’t using a room, there is no reason to pay to heat it. It might take a moment to heat up when you need it, but it won’t take long for the hot air to come rushing in. Have your family get in the habit of closing doors as they determine they are done with what they are doing in there.
If you’re looking for a home that you don’t have to pay as high of a utility bill, then give us a call today! All of Energy Smart New Homes are peak performance homes so you’re getting more than just a home, you’re getting one of the most energy efficient homes out there. Give us a call today or fill out our online request form!
By Energy Smart New Homes 12-23-2019