During winter season, our energy consumption and bills shoot up to the roof. We use the heater 24/7 not to mention those gadgets and appliances that are working almost non stop at every part of our home.
To help keep your energy bills in manageable figure, below are few practical tips that can keep your house warm (meaning less heater/energy usage) during winter season.
Seal up those gaps and cracks
Sealing up cracks and gaps at every corner of your home can make a huge difference in terms of indoor temperature. You can use weather stripping around doors and windows and gap filler for cracks in the walls.
Close any rooms that are not in use
If you and other family members are staying in the living room, make sure to close those doors heading to the bedroom. If your heating system will let you, make sure to turn it off in unused rooms.
Use heavy curtains to at your windows
Using heavy curtains that extends below the window frame can help prevent the heat from escaping through the window. It works as an insulation that can keep the warmth inside your home.
Use proper insulation
A properly and well insulated house uses less energy for heating during winter season. Make sure your home is well insulated and if it’s not, it’s not too late to do so.
Let the sunlight in!
Allowing the sunlight to come in is a great way to warm your home in a free and natural way. Consider opening up your blinds during the day to let the shine in and close it down when it’s already dark.
Don’t forget to insulate your water pipes
External hot water pipes must be properly insulated too! This can help reduce heat loss from your hot water tank thus reducing the energy needed to get hot water. Simple insulating tapes that you can buy at your local hardware store could work wonders for this tip.
Keep your heater in good condition
Proper maintenance and regular check up of the heater will keep it running more efficiently. A dirty and dusty heater usually uses more energy than those clean and well maintained ones. Doing this alone can help you save a lot of money from energy costs.