Posted on: 7 October 2015Share
As the winter approaches many homeowners are worried about how turning on the heat will affect their utility bill. If you are not careful you can spend a great deal of money in gas each month as you attempt to keep your house warm and comfortable. Here are a couple tips that can keep you warm and comfortable without making you poor.
1. Move Furniture Away From The Vents
One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make is keeping their vents obstructed with furniture. Instead, you should have your vents open and ready to blow air easily into the entire room. If there is a couch in front of the vent it will make the vent work extra hard to get the room warm, thus costing you more money.
If you have to cover a vent for some reason make sure you close that vent. This will prevent the vent from working overtime to try and do its job.
2. Cover Your Hard Flooring
Hard floors are great for keeping a house cool. This is why many houses that are built in warmer climates choose to have hard flooring throughout the whole house. However, if you are trying to keep your home warm, hard floors will only make the problem worse. This is why it is best to invest in some good rugs that will allow you to bed insulate the home to hold in the heat. That way when the heater does blow, it will stay in the room longer.
3. Let The Light Shine In
Another great way to heat the house for less is to use the sunlight. There is no reason that you shouldn't be able to use the sun to your advantage. Just like the sun's rays will heat the outdoors, they will also heat your house. This is why you should open the drapes and let the sun shine through the windows during the hottest and sunniest part of the day. It is like free heat.
4. Cook More
The oven is a great way to heat the house. When you cook a casserole, bake a chicken or prepare a dessert it doesn't just make your house smell great, it heats up the house as well. Thus, don't be afraid to cook during the cold months. You tongue will thank you and so will your utility bill.
These are just a couple simple suggestions to keeping your house warm and comfortable during the cold months. For further assistance, contact a local professional, such as one from Weather Control Air Conditioning, Inc.