When winter is around the corner, it is important to prepare for the uptake in your home heater use! It gets chilly here in New Jersey, and you should be able to comfortably heat your home without breaking the bank! So, how is this accomplished? With efficient home heating practices, of course!
Here is how to reduce your energy consumption while slashing your energy bills this coming winter:
Restore Your Insulation
When it comes to heating your home, your heater is only as effective as your insulation. If you have poor heat retention, your space will fail to reach your desired temperature. From your windows to doors, and from your wall insulation to your roof—these all must be properly sealed and installed in order to create a controllable environment in which your heating system can alter. If you notice any breeches in your window or door seals, apply caulking or weatherstripping where appropriate.
Additionally, improper or outdated insulation can lead to a 25% loss of heat during the winter months, causing your energy costs to skyrocket. Have your insulation inspected by a professional to ensure that your home is ready for winter!
Install A Programmable Thermostat
Upgrading your heating controls to a programmable thermostat or a smart home system will provide numerous benefits beyond better efficiency and lower utility costs. Programmable thermostats completely eliminate forgetfulness. With this technology, you will be able to schedule your temperature preferences to match your desired changes over the course of your day, so you can simply sit back and enjoy the comfort of your heated home. Reducing the amount of thermostat interfacing you do will inherently decrease your energy expenses, as your heating cycles will remain uninterrupted, allowing for optimized comfort control.
Reduce Your Indoor Temperature
Set your indoor temperature to 68 degrees during the day to conserve energy this winter! This will save you about 10% a year on your heating costs while keeping you comfortable. Try this out! If you are too cold, increase the temperature by one degree and see how you feel! Every degree makes a difference.
For your heating and insulation services, contact Pro Energy Solutions at (800) 704-7340! We are here to ensure you remain comfortable this holiday season.