One of the more challenging aspects of fall is figuring out how to adjust your home’s comfort level while not breaking the bank. It’s time to start setting the thermostat higher, but that only leads to a more expensive energy bill each month.
What can you do, then? It’s like you’re caught between a rock and a hard place: either sacrifice the heat and warmth in the name of saving money, or you throw caution to the wind and enjoy a toasty home while shelling out more for bills. Luckily, there are alternatives that offer a cheaper solution. Let Freedom Air and Heat explain how!
Insulate the Water Heater
We all love taking long, hot showers and baths to try and keep warm when temperatures start to plummet. However, this obviously takes quite a toll on your water heater and, in turn, your energy bill.
While we’re not going to tell you to do something as drastic as quitting taking showers, there are ways to maximize the efficiency of the ones you do take. One particularly effective way is to wrap your water heater tank with insulation. That will trap the valuable heat and prevent it from escaping through regular use.
Avoid Using Exhaust Fans
The exhaust fans in our bathrooms are extremely good at two things: making noise and removing hot air. That’s the point, after all. They are designed to suck up all the moisture that gets generated when you take a shower or bath, but when you’re trying to stay warm you don’t want that at all.
Moisture removal equals hot air removal, and you’ll take all the hot air you can get. Leaving your fans off will make a big difference in no time, whether you realize it or not!
Move Furniture Around
What? Interior design? How can that help?
Valid questions, and on the surface they seem frivolous and irrelevant. However, it has less to do with the furniture being moved than it does the areas from which they’re being moved to and from.
For example, couches that have been situated in front of exterior walls or large, glass windows will repel heat. They’re closest to the elements, so they get hit with the cold quicker than other places do.
On the other hand, furniture that has been placed in front of a heat source such as a radiator will block the heat from going elsewhere in the home. Take some time to rearrange it and let the hot air flow freely!
Call Freedom Air and Heat
These three tips should hopefully help you begin to maximize the heat in your home and allow you and your family to remain cozy and comfortable as the temperatures drop. You’ll enjoy a warmer home, but it’ll come without the annoying caveat of having to spend a ton on energy bills every month!
Freedom Air and Heat has even more heating solutions, and we’d love to talk to you about them. Just give us a call at 321-631-6886 to speak with a team member and learn more information!