As energy costs continue to rise, homeowners are more desperate than ever to lower the usage of their heating equipment during the winter months. But, of course, you also need to make sure that you’re keeping yourself and your family warm.
We understand that conserving heat is important to millions of homeowners out there, so we’re going to help you get started. Read on to learn about a few simple techniques that you can incorporate this winter season.
Keep Your HVAC Well Maintained
The best way to conserve heat is to make sure that your HVAC system is well maintained. Contact a NATE-certified HVAC technician to perform a tuneup of your furnace or other piece of heating equipment. This is something that you should do once a year, preferably before the winter season arrives.
Harness the Sun for Free Heat
If you want to be conserving heat more this winter, why not use the sun to your advantage? Sure, the sun won’t be heating things up as much as it does during the summer, but it’ll still give you some warmth. Open up some of the shades and curtains around your home and allow the sun to shine through on the brightest days to save some energy.
Cook or Bake More Regularly
While it’s true that you’re not supposed to use an oven as a heating source for your home as a way of conserving heat, this is primarily because it shouldn’t be on for a long time unsupervised. However, if you simply add in a few extra cooking or baking sessions, you can take advantage of the heat that’s generated when you’re preparing food. It’s also helpful to make things such as hot stews and hot chocolate to keep you warm.
Supplement Your Heating Unit
There are plenty of supplemental techniques you can use to conserve heat. If the area you’re trying to keep warm is small, a space heater might work perfectly. You can also bundle up with extra blankets. If you find yourself getting cold at night despite turning on the heat, use an electric blanket.
If you have any other questions about conserving heat or you require HVAC service, contact the friendly professionals at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve been serving Yuma and the surrounding areas since 1952.