Staying warm in the winter can be a true challenge in the Northeast. Sometimes you may see high energy bills in an effort to stay comfortable throughout the coldest months of the year. There are several ways that you can stay warm and still find that you save money on your energy bill. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some energy savings tips to help you out this winter.
Air Seal & Insulate Attic & Home to Conserve Heat Energy
When your home isn’t air tight, you lose much of the air you are heating to the outside elements. Making sure your home has proper insulation is key in keeping you and those you love warm. Also, check the doors and windows for any cold air; as you might have to reseal around any windows or doors that have cracks or gaps.
High Energy Star Rating Windows & Doors
Choosing the right windows and doors for your home will save you money no matter what time of the year it is. Whether you are heating or cooling your home, you want the doors and windows to keep that air in your home. If your home is older, you may need to have them replaced.
LED Light Bulbs & Lighting Fixtures
When you choose to hang LED holiday lights on your house rather than older incandescent bulbs, you will use 75% less energy to add holiday cheer to your home. Not only that, but they don’t get as hot and don’t pose a risk of fire.
Switch Off Most of the Lights & Turn Down Water Heater While on Vacation
If you are going to be traveling this holiday season and will be gone more than three consecutive days, turning down your water heater can save you money. Before leaving town, walk through your home and make sure all the lights are shut off as well.
Turn Off Computer & Unplug Appliances When On Vacation
Another consideration to make when traveling for the holidays, is all the energy you can save by unplugging all of your electronics and appliances when you leave town. Even though you aren’t using them, they require a certain amount of power to even be plugged into the wall.
Use Curtains & Blinds to Help Keep Cold Out
Another thing to think about is how you can use your curtains and blinds to your benefit this winter. Closing your curtains and blinds at night can keep drafts contained so you don’t feel cold air while you are cozy for the night. During the day, make sure they are open to allow the sun to naturally add warmth to your home.
Furnace or Boiler Heating System Maintenance
When your furnace or boiler aren’t maintained properly, they require more energy to keep up with the demands of the winter. When you have the professionally maintained, you know that they are running as efficiently as possible.
Furnace & Boiler Inspections, Repairs & Replacements in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam Massachusetts
The heating and cooling experts at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning have the resources and training needed to maintain your heating system this winter. We will give it a thorough inspection along with any repairs that may be necessary to keep it running as efficiently as possibly this winter. Call us today to schedule your regular heating maintenance appointment.