5 Golden Things to Prevent Jack Frost from Nipping at Your Toes and Wallet
Did you know heating your residence can account for over 70% of household energy consumption? Then wouldn’t it make sense to run your home as efficiently as possible? Not only do you want to keep your home warm enough, but also cut costs by using efficient fuels such as propane to reduce energy bills.
Just in time for the holidays, here are Liberty’s top tips for keeping your home warm and efficient this winter!
- Let it Shine
Heat from the sun is free – so make the most of it! Let the sunlight in during the day by opening any curtains, blinds or drapes and maximize this complimentary heat source. As the sun sets, close them up for an extra added layer of cozy insulation. You can thank Mother Nature later.
- Check for Air Leaks
Bolstering your insulation is a great habit to employ all year long for heating and cooling. You may not realize you could be losing heat from poorly insulated doors and windows. Seal any potential leaks and use those handy draft doorstoppers for an extra barrier of protection. Most heat escapes through the roof, so it may be time for a checkup to see if adding some extra insulation will save your well-earned moolah.
- Cover Those AC Vents
If you have wall air conditioning units in your home, make sure you cover them to keep out the cool air in the winter. Purchase some covers at your local hardware store for both the interior and exterior of the unit. Sealing leaks or gaps from these units keeps the warm air in and the cold air out, which also reduces condensation.
- Move that Furniture
Is your sofa blocking your baseboards? If so, it’s blocking the heat from circulating through the rest of the room. By moving a couch even a few inches away from the heat source, the air can circulate more freely. And don’t forget to vacuum those vents for dust regularly, so the air you and your family breathes is clean.
- Upgrade your Boiler and Heating Sources
If any of your heating sources are over ten years old, they may be inefficient. Liberty Gas offers a full line of propane Tankless Water Heaters, Conventional Water Heaters, Space Heaters, Infrared Garage Heaters, Direct Vent Furnaces, Condensing Boilers, and Fireplace Log Inserts. Contact us today at 631-288-0902 to see which of these options may add the most to an efficient and warm home.
If you own a water heater and tank, check to see if it is properly insulated. This will keep the water warmer longer and reduce fuel consumption and heating costs.