Colder weather means the holidays, hot chocolate, and cozying up in front of your fireplace. However, colder weather also means that your heating bills will probably go up drastically. Fortunately, there are several things you can do during the wintertime as you use your furnace to keep your utility bills manageable.
Wear Warmer Clothing
Although this may seem like a no-brainer, you’d probably be surprised at how many people don’t realize that wearing more clothing around the house in the winter can make things seem warmer than they really are. Before you decide to turn up your thermostat, go put on a sweater and a warm pair of socks and see if that helps.
Add Plenty of Layers to Your Home
Not only should you bundle up in layers while you’re at home during the winter, but you should also add layers to your home. For example, if you have hardwood or tile floors throughout your home, lay down several thick rugs on them to keep your feet warm when you walk around. You may also want to line your windows with plastic and put up thick curtains to keep things from getting drafty.
Divide Your Home into Distinct Heating Zones
Chances are, you don’t use every room in your house on a daily basis. Due to this, you may want to program your thermostats to heat certain areas of your home more than others throughout the day. To keep the cold air from infiltrating your heating zones, make sure that you keep the doors to the unheated rooms closed.
In addition to all of these tips, making sure that your furnace is running as efficiently as possible is one of the best ways to keep your heating bills low during the winter. If it’s been a while since an HVAC technician from our team at Campbell Care came and inspected your furnace, make sure that you have an inspection done as soon as possible.