During the holiday season, spending naturally increases. From Black Friday through Christmas and Hannukah, costs are high. So, it becomes imperative to keep other costs to a minimum. When it comes to your home efficiency, this is a place you can control your expenditures.
Here is how to manage your home heating efficiency to keep utility costs and energy consumption low:
Check For Air Leaks
If you have breaches in your homes’ insulation, your heating system cannot reach its intended temperature. Your heat will literally seep out of your home, counteracting your efforts. This does not only apply to the state of your in-wall insulation but also to the condition of your windows and doors. If you have poor sealing around the points-of-entry to your home, you must re-seal these leaks with weatherstripping or caulking where appropriate.
Install A Smart Thermostat
Adding a smart thermostat to your home will truly be the gift that keeps on giving! This technology will not only optimize your home heating, but it will also drastically decrease your utility costs! How does it accomplish this? By eliminating forgetfulness and adjusting your temperatures to best meet energy-efficient guidelines. With scheduling and motion sensor features, you will not have to worry about adjusting your thermostat when you leave for vacation or for a quick errand! It will do it independently! This decreases any user intervention that would interfere with your heating or cooling cycles, inherently increasing your home energy efficiency.
Lower Your Indoor Temperature
Decreasing your home temperature to 68 degrees Fahrenheit can save you about 10% on your home heating costs! If this is too cold for your comfort, increase your temperature one degree at a time—each degree has an impact on your energy usage and bottom line! This way, you can find your happy temperature while keeping your energy consumption as low as possible!
For your home HVAC controls and services, contact American Mechanical, Inc. at (757) 347-8549! We are here to help you optimize your comfort.