Here are my 7 tips to increase your heating efficiency in the winter months:
- Check your door and window seals.
We recommend checking all your door and window seals to make sure they aren’t ripped, torn or missing. This prevents cold air from coming in and the heat you’re paying for from leaving.
- Lock your windows.
You may not realize it, but when you lock your windows, you are adding an even stronger seal to keep cold air out and heat in.
- Open the blinds.
If you have windows on the east or south side of your home, consider opening them during the day to let the sun come in. That will help heat the home and your system will have to run less.
- Check the basement.
Check the basement for any windows that may be open or openings to the outdoors. Ensure that they are all sealed properly. It’s an area we don’t go into much, so sometimes this is missed.
- Check the attic.
If you have an attic, check stairs and doors. It’s a great idea to make sure that main attic door is tight. There are also insulation boxes you can buy to sit up on top of those access points. I highly recommend the investment to help trap heat in your home.
- Open the registers.
We recommend that all the vents in your home are completely open. By shutting the registers off, you’re not really saving yourself any money. The air is still getting through. By opening them, you’ll better circulate air throughout your home.
- Open bedroom doors.
A lot of folks keep their second floor bedrooms closed up, which results in cold rooms. We recommend all doors stay open to better circulate the air and balance out your home.
If you have any questions about these tips and tricks or want to have MoreVent inspect your furnace for the winter, give me a call at 610-444-3333.