You can find ways to stay warm this winter by increasing the energy efficiency of your home.
Did you know can have a warmer home or office without having to spend too much money on improving the energy efficiency of your HVAC system? Below are a few simple ways you can obtain this efficiency and save a little money while still staying comfortable.
Most people think of ceiling fans as something that you only use during the summer season. Not so! During the winter, you can use the fan to help heat your home more efficiently. The trick is to reverse the rotation of the fan so that the air flows up in the middle of the room and down at the walls.
Here’s an obvious tip, but it’s not always easy to figure out how many degrees to drop the thermostat. A good guideline is to lower it as far as you can so you still stay warm with an extra layer of clothing during the day and an extra blanket when sleeping at night. Usually this will just be a few degrees, but over the entire winter season, this will produce noticeable cost savings.
In the summer time, you want to keep the sunlight out of your house, at least for staying cool. In the winter time, you want as much sun as possible. So keep back the drapes and curtains so the sun’s rays can enter the building and help warm things up.
Check your doors and windows for any gaps or cracks that may allow cold air to enter your home or business. If you detect any leaks, use some caulk or weather stripping to stop the energy loss.
Our team at Climate Control Heating and Air Conditioning are experts when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your commercial or residential location. Contact to learn more.Back to Posts